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Canada celebrate securing the final place in Japan after victory over Hong Kong. Photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty

Canada Who are they Canada were the 20th and final qualifier for Rugby World Cup 2019, beating Hong Kong 27-10 in the final match of a Repechage tou(...)

Stade Français’ Paris French centre Gael Fickou eludes Racing 92 number eight Antonie Claassen during the French Top 14 clash at Jean-Bouin Stadium in Paris. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty

Donnacha Ryan enjoyed the bragging rights after Sunday’s Parisian duel in the French Top 14 as he helped Racing 92 to a 17-16 victory over a Stade Fra(...)

Simon Zebo: will begin a new chapter in his career later this month with Racing 92 in the French Top 14 Championship. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On Saturday, August 25th two Irish players Simon Zebo and Paddy Jackson are scheduled to make their respective debuts in the opening round of fixtures(...)

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(...)

Jack Carty celebrates scoring a conversion for Connacht that won the game against Wasps in the Champions Cup at the Sportsground last month. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho.

If it doesn’t break you it can make you. This time a year ago Irish rugby was at a low ebb and perhaps no-one was in a lower place than Jack Carty. Bo(...)

John Muldoon: “I am conscious that I’ve been around for a long time, and for me it’s an honour to play on.” Photograph: Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

No coincidence evergreen and captain John Muldoon has announced another year in his tenure at Galway Sportsground on the week Connacht fight for a fi(...)

Connacht captain John Muldoon has signed a new contract to remain at the club until 2018. Photo: Inpho

John Muldoon has signed a contract to bring his time with Connacht through a 15th season. The 34-year-old Galway man has re-signed with his native pr(...)

 John Muldoon celebrates with Eric Elwood after Connacht’s victory over Leinster in Edinburgh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

John Muldoon drove from his home to the Sportsground, arriving shortly after 8.45am, parked his car, walked back to the main entrance and into the Co(...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki touches down for the game-winning try in the Champions Cup match against Toulouse at The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Connacht 23 Toulouse 21 Another black-magic night for Connacht rugby. On one of the great nights for the West of Ireland club, they executed a sublim(...)

Pat Lam has named his starting XV for the opening game of Connacht’s Pro 12 title defence against Glasgow. Photograph: Inpho

Defending champions Connacht begin the defence of their Pro 12 title against Glasgow, the side they memorably beat in last year’s semi-finals, on Satu(...)

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