Sean Masterson

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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 (...)

Connacht are without injured tighthead Finlay Bealham for Sunday’s match against Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s “business as usual” for Connacht Rugby has they head to South Africa on Wednesday evening with their Pro14 ambitions on the line. Andy Friend’s (...)

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(...)

Munster coach Stephen Larkham has made four changes to his team for Saturday’s match. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Munster have made four changes to the side that defeated Dragons in the opening round of the Pro14 for the trip to Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium against (...)

 Diarmuid Barron, Caelan Doris and Matthew Agnew at the announcement of the  squad for the U-20 World Cup in France at Spencer Dock in Dublin yesterday. Inpho: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A new captain, five uncapped players, a coaching team trimmed by one and injuries to a couple of key players represent an overview of the challenges f(...)

England’s Joe Heyes score a try during the Under-20 Six Nations Championship match against Ireland at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

England Under-20 48 Ireland U-20 15 The final scoreline seems ludicrous when parsed against the first 60 minutes of the contest at which juncture Ire(...)

Winger James McCarthy scores a try against France during last week’s Under-20 Six Nations Championship game at   Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v Italy Under-20, Donnybrook (7.15, live on RTÉ 2) There is a balance to be struck between rectifying the imperfections in last we(...)

Seán Masterson (pictured right) comes into the Ireland side at blindside flanker for Friday’s game against Italy at Donnybrook. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland under-20 head coach Noel McNamara has made four changes from the side that lost 24-34 away to France in their opening Six Nations match for Fr(...)

Ireland U-20 captain Tommy O’Brien scores a try against France in the sides’ previous meeting in Donnybrook last season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Preview: France Under-20 v Ireland Under-20, Stade Chaban Delmas (8.0, live on RTE 2) There is a striking symmetry to the composition of both teams, (...)

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