Paul Boyle

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Connacht and Ireland centre Bundee Aki has bulked up ahead of the restart. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The old interpros are relevant again. As Leinster and Munster serve up the first delicacy in what seems like forever, it is important to lower expecta(...)

Ian Madigan is in the Ulster squad for Sunday’s clash with Connacht. File photograph: Inpho

New signings Alby Mathewson and Ian Madigan will start on the Ulster replacements bench for Sunday’s interprovincial derby against Connacht at the Avi(...)

Conor Dean is one of six academy players moved to full contracts at Connacht. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

After upgrading six of their academy players to full contracts, Connacht remain on the look-out for a couple more additional acquisitions to the four (...)

Andy Friend has named his Connacht  team for Sunday’s Pro14 match. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Irish internationals Ultan Dillane and Dave Heffernan have both been included in Connacht’s squad to face the Southern Kings on Sunday in Port Elizabe(...)

Connacht head coach Andy Friend will be without Dave Heffernan, Ultan Dillane and Gavin Thornbury on Friday night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht head coach Andy Friend has made four changes to his starting team to face Edinburgh in the Pro14 at Murrayfield on Friday (kick off: 7.35pm).(...)

Connacht’s Dave Heffernan scores a try in the first half at the Sportsground. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 29 Cardiff Blues 0 Ireland hooker Dave Heffernan delivered a man-of-the-match performance as Connacht ran out 29-0 bonus-point winners over(...)

Connacht host Toulouse in Saturday’s crucial Champions Cup clash at the Sportsground. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht head coach Andy Friend has recalled a host of Irish internationals for Saturday’s crucial Champions Cup clash with Toulouse at the Sportsgrou(...)

Leinster’s Scott Fardy played two of their interpro derbies over the festive period. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland’s National Player Management Programme is much admired outside the country, or certainly appears to be given how often it gets an airing from (...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose is tackled by Robin Copeland of Connacht during their  Pro 14 match at the RDS. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster 54 Connacht 7 Not four years ago these teams faced off in a Pro 12 final at Murrayfield. Connacht deservedly and joyously prevailed. On(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose scores his team’s seventh try against Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 54 Connacht 7 “James, come off now!” commanded doctor to limping lock. James Ryan damaged his calf - and possibly exacerbated it with two t(...)

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