Kieran Marmion

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Connacht’s Tom Farrell scores his side’s opening try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against the Cheetahs at the  Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 25 Cheetahs 17 Learning how to grind out games has been traditionally a tough lesson for Connacht to learn, but coach Andy Friend finally be(...)

Connacht take on the Toyota Cheetahs at the Sportsground on Saturday, kick-off is at 5.30pm. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ultan Dillane, Caolin Blade, Jack Carty and Tom Farrell have all been named in the Connacht team for Saturday’s Pro14 visit of the Cheetahs to the Spo(...)

Iain Henderson: has recovered from a finger injury sustained during the victory over Leicester Tigers at Welford Road. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Ospreys v Ulster, Brewery Field (7.35, live on Premier Sports) Iain Henderson’s impressive recuperative powers remain undimmed as his return to fitne(...)

Referee Nigel Owens speaks to French players Guilhem Guirado and Arthur Iturria in Twickenham. Photograph: EPA

Less leading to more mistakes from officials A pre-tournament directive from World Rugby to reduce the role of the TMO has led to more errors being m(...)

Ultan Dillane during Ireland training at Carton House in the build-up to the England Six nations opener. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland play nine Tests, five in the Six Nations and four warm-up games, ahead of this year’s World Cup in Japan. The priority for all those in conten(...)

Robbie Henshaw and Conor Murray both start against England on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

What is it? Ireland start off their Six Nations defence against England, the old enemy, and the hosts are hot favourites. All four Irish provinces ar(...)

Connacht’s Paul Boyle in action during the Guinness Pro 14 game against  Cardiff at the  Arms Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cardiff 8 Connacht 7 Connacht’s miserable record against Cardiff at Arms Park continues and this latest defeat on Saturday night left Connacht coach (...)

Tom Farrell offloads during Connacht’s defeat to Munster. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Joe Schmidt has named his 38-man Ireland squad, as his side look to defend their Six Nations crown. Ireland’s strength-in-depth is such that a number(...)

Leinster’s Jamison Gibson-Park and Andrew Porter celebrate a penalty being awarded to their side during last Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup match against Toulouse at the RDS. Photograph: Inpho

Luke McGrath’s knee ligament damage sustained during Leinster’s victory over Toulouse will keep him sidelined for eight weeks and therefore largely ru(...)

Connacht’s Caolin Blade looks set to be included in the Ireland squad for the opening two Six Nations matches. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Caolin Blade, the uncapped 24-year-old Connacht scrumhalf, is set to be included in the Irish squad for their defence of the forthcoming Six Nations w(...)

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