Paul Boyle

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Connacht’s Mack Hansen with fans after the win over Ulster in the United Rugby Championship match at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 36 Ulster 11 To put the scale of this result in context, this was Connacht’s second biggest win over Ulster in the history of the fixture an(...)

Connacht’s John Porch celebrates after scoring a try with Conor Fitzgerald  during the United Rugby Championship match against Ulster at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 36 Ulster 11 Connacht varnished their historic occasion in some style, an utterly compelling, inventive and increasingly dominant display yi(...)

Dan Sheehan’s ability with ball in hand has earned him a call up for the autumn internationals. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There’ll be quibbles and hard-luck stories, there always are when an Irish squad is named, but given the hand that Andy Farrell and his coaches have b(...)

Simon Zebo has been somewhat under used in his two and a bit outings by Munster on the left wing. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell will await medical updates on a host of players before announcing a squad of around 37 or 38 on Wednesday afternoon for this November’s f(...)

Connacht head coach Andy Friend at squad training at The Sportsground, Galway on Tuesday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

To put the importance of the interpro derbies into context, had Connacht beaten Munster at Thomond Park last Saturday they’d have moved to within seve(...)

Ben O’Donnell starts on the wing for Connacht against the Dragons at The Sportsground on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Matthew Burke, Paul Boyle and Ben O’Donnell have been drafted into the starting XV for Saturday’s URC meeting with the Dragons at The Sportsground (ki(...)

Caolin Blade was capped for Ireland during the summer. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht welcome the return of scrumhalf Caolin Blade and new recruit Leva Fifita ahead of their first URC home match at the Sportsground on Friday ev(...)

Winger Robert Baloucoune goes over for Ireland’s first try at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland 71 USA 10 On an idyllic sunny evening in Dublin, this was the largest crowd at a rugby game in Ireland for almost a year and a half. The 6,00(...)

Ireland’s Rónan Kelleher scores one of his four tries during the game against the USA at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

15 Hugo Keenan His reading of the game was once again first class, good instincts, good habits and an awareness of everything that’s going on around (...)

Robert Baloucoune starts for Ireland against the USA this weekend. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Andy Farrell has radically changed the Irish starting XV and matchday squad for Saturday’s meeting with the USA Eagles at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off (...)

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