Ireland lock Quinn Roux is not expected to feature for Connacht on Friday after a heavy Six Nations campaign. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The stakes are getting higher for Connacht as they head into Friday evening’s European quarter-final, and coach Andy Friend insists his side will cont(...)

Ultan Dillane starts for Connacht on Friday night. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht have been boosted by the return of Jack Carty, Kieran Marmion and Ultan Dillane for their Pro14 clash with Benetton at the Sportsground on Fr(...)

Tom Farrell and Stephen Fitzgerald with teammates at  Connacht’s squad training session at  Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: James Crisbie/Inpho

Three points separate the combatants in Conference A so the implications are significant for the team that manages to eke out a victory in Galway. M(...)

Jarrad Butler will lead Connacht against Cardiff. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Pro 14, Cardiff Blues v Connacht, Saturday January 26th, Arms Park (kick-off 5.15pm, TG4) Andy Friend has made 10 changes to his Connacht side for Sa(...)

Leinster’s Sean Cronin celebrates Andrew Porter’s crucial  late winning try against Connacht at the RDS.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

LEINSTER 33 CONNACHT 29 Can a game be wonderful and cruel in equal measure? Even many Leinster supporters, none of whom lost belief in their team an(...)

Leinster players celebrate Andrew Porter’s winning try. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 33 Connacht 29 On a perfect December night at a throbbing RDS, this was a stupendous comeback by Leinster, indeed the fightback of true cham(...)

Dan Leavy in action against Bath.  He is one of three players retained from last weekend’s Leinster team for the game against Connacht.   Photograph: David Davies/PA

Leinster v Connacht, RDS (7.45, live on TG4, Eir Sport, Premier Sport) Connacht have administered two of the most painful defeats suffered by Leins(...)

The Connacht squad in a huddle during training at Wynberg Boys High School, Cape Town, as they prepare for the game against the Cheetahs. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pro14, Cheetahs v Connacht, Saturday December 1st, Bloemfontein (kick-off 3.0pm Irish time, live on eirSport 1) Connacht have made five changes from (...)

Paul Boyle goes past Cyril-John Velleman of Southern Kings to score his side’s fourth try in the Guinness Pro 14 game at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Southern Kings 14 Connacht 31 Connacht moved into second place in Conference A of the Guinness Pro 14 as Paul Boyle celebrated his new contract with (...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki in action against Ulster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht v Bordeaux-Begles, Sportsground, Saturday, 3pm The positivity oozing from Connacht this week needs to be turned into points when European ru(...)

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