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Quinn Roux is to leave Connacht in the summer after seven years with the province. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht have confirmed that their South African-born lock Quinn Roux is to leave the province this summer on foot of an anticipated move to Toulon. (...)

Leinster’s Hugo Keenan scores one of his three tries during the Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup game against Connacht at the  Sportsground. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht 21 Leinster 50 A “chaotic” start, but eight tries later Leinster departed the Sportsground having succeeded in applying some salve to their(...)

Scott Fardy: played 76 times over four seasons for Leinster. “Fards is a competitive animal, he doesn’t like losing,” says Guy Easterby. “He’s added so much in terms of mindset and not taking a backward step.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

CJ Stander and Scott Fardy will ride off into the sunset with their legacies assured; Marcel Coetzee will leave some big shoes to fill at Ulster and t(...)

Mack Hansen of the Brumbies is joining Connacht later in the summer. File photograph: Getty Images

Connacht have signed Irish-qualified Mack Hansen from the Brumbies in what Andy Friend has described as “a real coup” for the province. Hansen, whos(...)

Connacht head coach Andy Friend at Connacht Rugby squad training in the Sportsground, Galway on Monday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht look to address their lack of consistency this season when they head to Ravenhill to face familiar foes Ulster in the new Rainbow Cup. After(...)

Johaan van Graan’s Munster exited the Champions Cup at the last-16 stage. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster fly on wall needed Another rugby autobiography is needed. Honestly, this is not April fools. Specifically, a tome that lifts the rock on Muns(...)

Connacht  head coach Andy Friend during training ahead of his side’s clash with Leicester. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Challenge Cup Round of 16 preview: Leicester Tigers v Connacht Rugby  Saturday 8pm, Mattioli Woods Welford Road Statistics do not lie. Connacht’(...)

Connacht have announced that Peter Wilkins will switch from defence to attack coach. File photograph: Inpho

Connacht have begun filling the impending voids by the departure of attack coach Nigel Carolan and forwards’ coach Jimmy Duffy with the announcement t(...)

Jimmy Duffy will end his 25-year involvement with Connacht when he steps down as forwards coach at the end of the season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The news that Jimmy Duffy is to leave Connacht at the end of the season in addition to Nigel Carolan means that the province will no longer have any o(...)

Andy Friend believes Connacht must avoid an arm wrestle against Leicester in Saturday night’s Challenge Cup Round of 16 clash at Welford Road. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht’s poor run of results against English Premiership sides in European rugby is just one more “hoodoo” Andy Friend’s squad must break when they (...)

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