Andy Friend

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Josh Murphy has been announced as a Connacht signing. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Connacht have confirmed the signing of Leinster’s Josh Murphy. As reported in The Irish Times last week, the 26-year-old is heading west on a two-year(...)

Connacht’s Seán Masterson, Cathal Forde and Denis Buckley dejected after the United Rugby Championship defeat to the Glasgow Warriors at the Sportsground on Saturday. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 20 Glasgow Warriors 42 “No excuses, lack of energy and spark, stupidity of penalties, unacceptable.” Livid head coach Andy Friend says Conn(...)

Glasgow’s Kyle Steyn breaks free to score his side’s second try during the United Rugby Championship match against Connacht at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 20 Glasgow Warriors 42 Connacht’s strength in depth took a beating by Glasgow Warriors who ran in six tries to move into the top four of the(...)

URC: Connacht v Glasgow Warriors, The Sportsground, Saturday January 29th (2.55pm, live on Premier Sports) Connacht’s Tiernan O’Halloran will hope to(...)

Mack Hansen admits he was surprised an Ireland call-up came as soon as it did having moved from Australia. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Mack Hansen’s development over the next couple of years should be interesting. With their Australian connections, Andy Friend and David Nucifora wou(...)

 Senior coach Peter Wilkins believes  Connacht have to move on and become a team that dominates games from the start. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The return of United Rugby Championship (URC) will provide Connacht with the chance to “move to its next developmental stage” following two near-wins (...)

The Aviva Stadium will be back to full capacity for the Six Nations. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Confirmation from Taoiseach Micheál Martin that restrictions on crowds at outdoor and indoor sports events have been lifted from Saturday morning will(...)

Greg McGrath makes his second start in the Connacht frontrow in Sunday’s Heineken Champions Cup game against Stade Francais in Paris. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Stade Francais v Connacht, Stade Jean Bouin, Sunday, 1pm – Live BT Sport 3 A first Heineken Champions Cup knock-out place awaits Connacht and before (...)

Montpellier players under the posts after conceding a try in their 89-7 defeat to Leinster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Along the western seaboard and to the south of France lies the true heartland of French rugby. The strongholds of La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Biarritz, Bay(...)

Hosea Saumaki scores Leicester’s late winning try against Connacht. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Connacht 28 Leicester Tigers 29 It is a good thing Connacht have two salving days before returning to duty at the Sportsground on Tuesday. Letting a(...)

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