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Connacht head coach Andy Friend at squad training at The Sportsground, Galway on Tuesday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

To put the importance of the interpro derbies into context, had Connacht beaten Munster at Thomond Park last Saturday they’d have moved to within seve(...)

Ben O’Donnell starts on the wing for Connacht against the Dragons at The Sportsground on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Matthew Burke, Paul Boyle and Ben O’Donnell have been drafted into the starting XV for Saturday’s URC meeting with the Dragons at The Sportsground (ki(...)

Caolin Blade was capped for Ireland during the summer. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht welcome the return of scrumhalf Caolin Blade and new recruit Leva Fifita ahead of their first URC home match at the Sportsground on Friday ev(...)

Winger Robert Baloucoune goes over for Ireland’s first try at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland 71 USA 10 On an idyllic sunny evening in Dublin, this was the largest crowd at a rugby game in Ireland for almost a year and a half. The 6,00(...)

Ireland’s Rónan Kelleher scores one of his four tries during the game against the USA at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

15 Hugo Keenan His reading of the game was once again first class, good instincts, good habits and an awareness of everything that’s going on around (...)

Robert Baloucoune starts for Ireland against the USA this weekend. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Andy Farrell has radically changed the Irish starting XV and matchday squad for Saturday’s meeting with the USA Eagles at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off (...)

Uncapped Ulster centre James Hume has been added to the Ireland squad for the Tests against Japan and the USA after Garry Ringrose was ruled out. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Garry Ringrose has been ruled out of Ireland’s Test matches against Japan and the USA due to a shoulder injury that requires a “procedure”. The 26-ye(...)

Rónan Kelleher alongside Ken Owens during a Lions training session in Jersey on Monday. The  Leinster hooker has also been named in Andy Farrell’s 37-man squad for the July Tests  against Japan and the USA. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As is usually the case in a Lions summer, but perhaps even more so this year, the 37-man Irish squad named for next month’s Tests against Japan and th(...)

Leinster’s Harry Byrne has been named in Ireland’s squad for the summer series. File photograph: Paul Walsh/Inpho

As expected, Irish captain Johnny Sexton has been excused from this summer’s two tests at home to Japan and the USA in a 37-man Irish squad named by A(...)

Connacht’s Cian Prendergast in action against Benetton during the Guinness Pro14 Rainbow Cup clash at the Stadio Comunale Monigo, Treviso. Photograph: Elena Barbini/Inpho

Benetton 20 Connacht 12 Connacht left Treviso chastened after a first defeat at the venue since 2016 as Kieran Crowley’s Benetton made it four Rainb(...)

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