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Ulster and Ireland captain Rory Best starts this Friday night against Connacht. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Rory Best and Jacob Stockdale will make their first appearances of the season in Friday’s Pro14 tie against Connacht at Kingspan Stadium. The pair ha(...)

Connacht head coach Andy Friend: “Ulster are off the back of a performance we know they will be upset about, and they are going out to right that wrong.”  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It is a 58-year hoodoo, but it is not to be mentioned at the Galway Sportsground this week. One has to go back to 1960 to find Connacht’s last win in(...)

Connacht left wing  Matt Healy: he has playing every minute of the team’s four matches this season

The careful husbandry of playing minutes within the four Irish provincial squads is a staple of the Irish player-management programme, one that has dr(...)

Connacht’s Niyi Adeolokun celebrates scoring a late try in the Guinness Pro 14 game against Scarlets at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 33 Scarlets 20 Niyi Adeolokun’s late try put the seal on Connacht’s rousing 33-20 Guinness Pro 14 win over Scarlets at the Sportsground, wit(...)

Robin Copeland starts for Connacht on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Robin Copeland is set to make his Connacht debut as Andy Friend’s side take on Scarlets in the Sportsground on Saturday afternoon. The backrow’s inc(...)

Bundee Aki and Kieran Marmion during Connacht training at the Sportsground. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Kieran Marmion is set to make his first start of the Pro14 campaign as Connacht take on Edinburgh in Murrayfield on Friday. The game also marks the(...)

Quinn Roux is one of four changes to the Connacht team. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht have been boosted by the injury return of Sean O’Brien and Gavin Thornbury for the visit of Zebre to the Sportsground on Saturday afternoon ((...)

Munster’s Arno Botha is tackled by Sam Simmonds. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

With nine internationals in the starting line up, Exeter Chiefs produced just enough to continue a pre-season winning streak in this hotly disputed cl(...)

Connacht’s James Connolly carries against Wasps. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 43 Wasps 10 Connacht Rugby will seek a third win on the trot this week to complete a positive pre season, but can expect to find former coac(...)

Mike Ruddock: “It’s going to come down to a massive effort again on Sunday against an excellent team who know how to win.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Lansdowne go into Sunday’s Ulster Bank League final at the Aviva Stadium as the warmest of favourites to win a third title in Mike Ruddock’s seven yea(...)

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