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Connacht will be without their outhalf Jack Carty when he joins the Irish squad for the remainder of the Six Nations. Photograph: Inpho

Cardiff Blues 29 Connacht 7 Connacht coach Andy Friend confirmed that tighthead prop Finlay Bealham and hooker Dave Heffernan will both follow the re(...)

Bundee Aki will again lead the way for Connacht this season. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Pro 14: Connacht v Glasgow Warriors, Sportsground, Saturday, 5.15 – Live on TG4, Eir Sport 1, Premier Sports Connacht head coach Andy Friend has(...)

Hugo Keenan during Leinster squad training. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

During Ireland’s famous win over New Zealand in the 2016 Under-20 World Championship in Manchester, the head coach, Nigel Carolan, recalls a key momen(...)

Referee Frank Murphy shows Munster’s Peter O’Mahony a yellow card during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Connacht at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Two red cards, three yellows, 37 penalties officially – 41 if multiple offences in the three sequences of play were tagged on – one free-kick and a ki(...)

Connacht and Ireland centre Bundee Aki has bulked up ahead of the restart. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The old interpros are relevant again. As Leinster and Munster serve up the first delicacy in what seems like forever, it is important to lower expecta(...)

Ian Madigan is in the Ulster squad for Sunday’s clash with Connacht. File photograph: Inpho

New signings Alby Mathewson and Ian Madigan will start on the Ulster replacements bench for Sunday’s interprovincial derby against Connacht at the Avi(...)

Sammy Arnold has impressed Connacht coach Andy Friend with his hunger to get involved in the first team at the Sportsground. Photograph: Inpho/Connacht Rugby

Connacht recruit Sammy Arnold has impressed his new coach Andy Friend since moving from Munster at the end of last season. The Connacht boss has been(...)

Connacht head coach Andy Friend has been impressed with how his side have been preparing for the resumption of action. Photograph:  Inpho/Connacht Rugby

Unable to qualify for the Pro 14 semi-finals, Connacht are still intent on finishing this season with a flourish when facing Irish rivals Ulster and M(...)

Conor Dean is one of six academy players moved to full contracts at Connacht. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

After upgrading six of their academy players to full contracts, Connacht remain on the look-out for a couple more additional acquisitions to the four (...)

 Bordeaux-Begles’  Jean-Baptiste Dubie dives in to score  a try during the  Top 14  match against Clermont Auvergne at the Chaban-Delmas stadium in Bordeaux. Photograph:   Nicolas Tucat/AFP via Getty Images

The steering committee of the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR) has confirmed that the 2019-20 Top 14 season, in addition to the ProD2, has been abandone(...)

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