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Connacht captain John Muldoon: “Our squad depth is the best it’s ever been”. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

The flip side of Connacht completing marquee signings in Mils Muliaina, Bundee Aki and Tom McCartney, along with enhanced financial backing from the (...)

John Muldoon: “It’s a huge honour to captain my home province”. Photograph: Inpho

John Muldoon, capped 222 times by his native province, is to resume captaincy of Connacht which he held from 2009 to 2011 for the forthcoming season. (...)

Leinster’s RaboDirect Pro12 Final win over Glasgow has guaranteed them a place amongst the top seeds for Tuesday’s European Rugby Champions Cup draw in Switzerland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster’s RaboDirect Pro12 victory has guaranteed Matt O’Connor’s sidea place amongst the three top seeds for next Tuesday’s European Rugby Champi(...)

Tom Varndell of Wasps attacks during the European Rugby Champions Cup play-off against Stade Francais  in Paris, France. Photograph:   Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

The draw for the pool stages of the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup will take place on June 10th. The newly-formed European Professional Cl(...)

Pat Lam: on a run of four defeats

Connacht’s season has petered out rather anti-climactically, a run of four defeats following a four-match winning sequence which in turn has seen them(...)

Pat Lam: “We all have a job to do and I will do mine to the best of my ability.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

JOHN FALLONConnacht coach Pat Lam has refused to get involved in a war of words with Rob Penney after the Munster coach claimed that the signing this(...)

Mils Muliaina in action against Ireland’s Stephen Ferris at the Aviva Stadium in 2010. Photograp: James Crombie/Inpho.

Although many heavy-hitting rugby names have landed in Ireland in recent years, it is hard to recall such an intense sense of anticipation as there is(...)

Andrew Smith in action for the Brumbies in the Super 15 match against the Bulls earlier last month. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Munster have confirmed the signing of Australian centre Andrew Smith, who will join on a one-year deal this summer to replace the outgoing Casey Laula(...)

 Paul O’Connell returns to the Munster starting line-up for tonight’s Pro12 encounter with Connacht at the Sportsground. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Plenty of eyes will be on this one, not just the anticipated near full house for Connacht’s first home game since March 1st as all the other te(...)

Robbie Henshaw staying with  Connacht, says Pat Lam. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Connacht coach pat Lam has insisted Robbie Henshaw is not leaving the province despite the arrival of former Chiefs centre Bundee Aki from New (...)

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