Connacht’s Peter Robb is tackled by Joshua Renton and Renato Giammarioli of Zebre during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi in Parma. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

Zebre 5 Connacht 6 A hard-earned one-point win over Zebre was sufficient, if not inspiring, for Connacht to maintain their primary seasonal aim of a (...)

Conor Murray has not featured so far this season. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Conor Murray is back on the Munster matchday squad for Sunday’s Pro14 encounter with Zebre at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi. Murray’s last competitive ac(...)

Ulster’s Tommy Bowe in action against Edinburgh earlier this month. Photograph: Inpho

Les Kiss has named Tommy Bowe in a strong Ulster squad to play Zebre on Sunday, the Irish winger is set to win his 150th cap. Bowe is named on the ri(...)

AJ MacGinty will start at outhalf for Sale Sharks against Saracens. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images.

Saturday RACING 92 V GLASGOW WARRIORS, Stades Yves-Du-Manoir (3.15, Irish time, BT Sport) The home side make three changes including the promotion(...)

Craig Ronaldson: will form a new midfield combination with Peter Robb. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Torrential rain and lightning forced a Guinness Pro12 game between these sides in Parma earlier in the season to be abandoned at half-time. Zebre led(...)

Tommy Bowe returns for Ulster on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Tommy Bowe is set to make his first Ulster appearance of the season against Zebre on Saturday. Bowe missed Ireland’s Six Nations campaign after picki(...)

Kieran Marmion: returns to partner AJ MacGinty at halfback. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Zebre v Connacht, Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Saturday, 4.30pm Irish time (TG4) Zebre may offer thanks for small mercies as they are able to field fou(...)

Munster’s Ian Keatley is tackled by Kelly Haimona of Zebre during the Guinness Pro 12  in  Parma. Photograph:  Francesca Soli/Inpho

Zebre 12 Munster 16 If this season is ever to be recalled by Munster historians any self-respecting recounting might be inclined to gloss over the 80(...)

Matt Healy crosses to score one of Connacht’s tries in their 40-10 win over Zebre in Parma. Photograph: Inpho

Zebre 10 Connacht 40 Connacht live to fight another day for Champions Cup qualification after a comprehensive victory over Zebre at Stadio Serg(...)

 Tommaso Allan will start at outhalf for Italy in their  Six Nations opener away to Wales on Saturday. Photograph:  Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

Treviso winger Angelo Esposito will make his international debut when Italy begin their Six Nations campaign with a daunting trip to Cardiff to take o(...)