Rory Parata

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Prop Ronan Loughney will leave Connacht at the end of the season. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Prop Ronan Loughney is among a group of players leaving Connacht at the end of the season. The 32-year-old spent 12 years at the Sportsground and pla(...)

Francis Saili is set to make his first start of the season for Munster against Connacht on Saturday  night. Photograph: Inpho/Tommy Dickson

Francis Saili will make his first Munster start of the season as his side take on Pro 12 champions Connacht at the Sportsground on New Year’s Eve. (...)

Bundee Aki is facing surgery on his injured ankle. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Connacht head coach Pat Lam has made four personnel changes to his side ahead of Friday’s Pro12 clash with Ulster at Kingspan Stadium . Bundee Aki wi(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty kicks the winning conversion against Wasps in the dying seconds at the  Sportsground.  Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Connacht overcome Wasps in Saturday’s Champions Cup fixture not by a controversial referee’s decision, but by taking the chance and working hard, say(...)

Connacht’s Rory Parata in action against Wasps last weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht Rugby v Wasps, European Champions Cup, The Sportsground, Saturday December 17th (kick off: 5.30pm) – follow the action on our liveblog from (...)

Jack Carty:  Connacht’s last man standing both in the outhalf position and as a recognised goal kicker. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

First Leinster, now Connacht. The outhalf crisis has spread west as Pat Lam’s squad hosts the second of the back-to-back Champions Cup fixtures with (...)

 Kurtley Beale gets past the tackle of  Connacht’s Stacey Ili before scoring Wasps’ first try in the Champions Cup game at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Photograph:  Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Wasps 32 Connacht 17 Connacht gave it the good fight and did so their own way, playing their running brand of rugby and enjoying large tracts of po(...)

Marnitz Boshoff starts in the 10 jersey for Connacht this weekend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht v Benetton Treviso, Sportsground (3.0) Connacht’s South African Marnitz Boshoff gets a first start for the province, Matt Healy is back af(...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki scores a try in their Champions Cup win over Toulouse last week. Photo: Inpho

Pat Lam stops short of saying it, but there is a strong chance that of all the glittering moments Connacht offered its public against Toulouse on Satu(...)

Pat Lam has conceded his Connacht side were short on match fitness ahead of their opening day defeat to Glasgow. Photograph: Inpho

Pat Lam is promising his under-cooked Connacht will be turning up the heat when they host second-round Pro 12 visitors Ospreys on Saturday, despite a (...)

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