Connacht coach Pat Lam: “We’re very aware of where we are in this competition and what we need to do.” Photograph: Inpho

Connacht’s focus has to be on a match-by-match basis rather than being overly fixated on or disillusioned by the league standings. The defending champ(...)

Montpellier’s Bismarck Du Plessis scores his side’s opening try against Newport Gwent Dragons in the European Challenge Cup semi-final at  Altrad Stadium, Montpellier, France. Photograph: Inpho

Montpellier 22 Newport Gwent Dragons 12 Montpellier set-up a deciding clash with Harlequins in the Challenge Cup final in Lyon next month after pow(...)

Ireland international forward Martin Moore returns for Leinster against Dragons. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho.

Guinness Pro 12 Leinster v Dragons RDS, Saturday, 2.30pm TG4 Martin Moore will take his first steps of the season at the RDS and Rhys Ruddock will do (...)

Tommy O’Donnell returns to the Munster starting line up for Saturday’s Pro 12 fixture against Scarlets. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Anthony Foley has named eight changes to his Munster side for Saturday’s game away at Scarlets, with the some of the province’s international cohort r(...)

 Ben Te’o gets a long overdue fourth appearance for Leinster against the Dragons on Sunday, having so far only played 87 minutes of rugby union. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A non-televised Pro 12 game in Dublin sneaks under the radar but there’s plenty of external interest in those involved.There are rumours that Wallab(...)