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 Connacht’s Mack Hansen and Bundee Aki will be sidelined this weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Irish internationals Bundee Aki and Mack Hansen are unavailable for Connacht’s final URC fixture on Saturday. Aki, who is nursing a minor knee injury(...)

Conor Fitzgerald comes in at outhalf for Connacht for his third start of the season in the URC game against the Cell C Sharks in Durban. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cell C Sharks v Connacht, Kings Park, Durban, Saturday , 3.05 Irish time – Live on TG4 and Premier Sports The timing of Connacht’s first visit to Dur(...)

Paul Boyle looks to offload during Connacht’s win. Photograph: Christiaan Kotze/Inpho

Lions 30 Connacht 33 Connacht became only the second northern hemisphere URC team to claim victory in South Africa this season when they added the sc(...)

Connacht’s Mack Hansen in action. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Emirates Lions v Connacht, Emirates Airline Park, Saturday, 3.05 – Live on RTÉ2 & Premier Sports Connacht will look to expunge the disappointment(...)

Connacht head coach Andy Friend has decided not to bring any players to South Africa that are leaving at the end of the season. Photograph: Luca Sighinolfi/Inpho

Connacht coach Andy Friend has one eye on next season as his squad prepares for their first URC meeting against the Emirates Lions in Johannesburg on (...)

Leo Cullen: ‘I’ve such fond memories of my time there and a lot of respect for the people who are there. A grounded bunch, I think it’s fair to say,’ said the Leinster coach of Leicester.   Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leo Cullen is likely to juggle Leinster’s considerable playing resources for their two-game trek to South Africa in the knowledge that when they retur(...)

James Lowe runs with the ball before scoring a try during against Connacht at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Getty Images

Good Friday appeared to fall more in summer than spring time at the Aviva Stadium yesterday, where the vast majority of a remarkable, sun-kissed crowd(...)

Jack Conan  and the rest of the Leinster backrow provide a huge threat with ball in hand. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster (26) v Connacht (21), Aviva Stadium, Friday, 5.30pm – Live on BT Sport 1. Live Blog at Irish Times Sport In restricting them to a five-poin(...)

Leinster’s Caelan Doris in action during the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16, first-leg match against Connacht at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Caelan Doris Club: Leinster Position: Blindside flanker Age: 24 Height: 6’4” Weight: 107kgs (16st 9lbs) Leinster appearances: 49 Points: 35 Why he’s(...)

Jamison Gibson-Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster have restored Jamison Gibson-Park, Andrew Porter and Rónan Kelleher to their starting XV against Connacht in the second leg of the Heineken C(...)

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