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Craig Casey during Munster rugby squad training at UL in Limerick on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

MUNSTER v CONNACHT Thomond Park (7.35, live on Eir Sport, Premier Sports) A victory on Friday night will guarantee Munster a place in the Guinness P(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty is tackled by Fineen Wycherley and Tadhg Beirne of Munster during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the Sportsground in January. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Any hopes of Connacht arresting Munster’s runaway lead of the Guinness Pro 14 conference B will be decided on Friday night in Thomond Park. Still nin(...)

Connacht’s Alex Wootton on his way to scoring a try. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht 32 Cardiff 17 Connacht produced a winning performance at the Galway Sportsground to edge further ahead of their Welsh rivals Cardiff Blues a(...)

Jack Carty has returned to top form with Connacht this season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Andy Friend has dismissed the idea that Leinster outhalf Harry Byrne should head to the Sportsground any time soon to further his rugby(...)

Andy Friend’s Connacht team head to Rodney Parade on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Dragons v Connacht (Kick-off 7.35pm, Rodney Parade, Newport) Connacht head coach Andy Friend has identified Friday evening’s re-scheduled Pro14 fixtu(...)

The 2021-22 AIL season has been cancelled. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The IRFU have cancelled the men’s and women’s All-Ireland League season. The women’s interprovincial series has also been postponed until 2021-22. Th(...)

Bundee Aki during Connacht’s training session at the Sportsground on Tuesday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht are hoping Bundee Aki will be fully fit for Sunday’s rescheduled Guinness Pro 14 fixture against Ospreys in the Sportsground. Aki, who has b(...)

Antoine Dupont prepares to kick as Ireland take on   France in the Stade de France in Paris last year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The French government’s instruction for rugby clubs to cancel cross border competition “in the short term” makes the postponement of the 2021 Six Nati(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty was outstanding in the recent win over Leinster. Photograph: Inpho

Last week against Leinster Jack Carty didn’t just equal the record for an individual haul of 25 points against Leinster in the 25 years of professiona(...)

John Porch has shone for Connacht. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Not having the budgets of their competitors in the Guinness Pro14, never mind the Premiership and Top 14, Connacht have always had to shop for bargain(...)

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