Denis Coulson and Bundee Aki taking part in a Connacht squad session at the Sportsground on Tuesday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht spent little time this week smarting over their defeat to Munster as they prepare to qualify once again for the latter stages of European co(...)

Peter Stringer in action for Worcester Warriors in September. Photograph: Getty Images

Peter Stringer has returned to Ireland, leaving Worcester Warriors after being told he will not receive a new contract. The 40 year-old former Munste(...)

Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong is tackled by Exeter Chiefs’ Matt Kvesic during the  Champions Cup  clash at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Leinster have been handed a brace of lunchtime kick-offs in their final two pool matches in the Champions Cup in January following the confirmation o(...)

Kieran Keane: will want   to see an incremental improvement in Connacht’s playing stats as their European adventure gathers momentum. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Connacht’s performances in the European Challenge Cup have offered a respite and refuge from a slew of disappointing displays in the Guinness Pro14. T(...)

Greg McWilliams during his time coaching the Ireland women’s team in 2014. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Greg McWilliams, former attack coach of the Ireland women’s team, has been named US Eagles men’s backs coach for their November tour of Europe. The U(...)

Bundee Aki: will return for Connacht against Worcester at the Sportsground. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Connacht v Worcester Warriors, Sportsground, 3.0pm An orange weather alert is not playing into Connacht’s hands as they host Worcester in today’s Eu(...)

Conor Murray and Peter O’Mahony enjoy a lighthearted moment at Munster squad training in Limerick. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Castres Olympique v Munster– Stade Pierre Fabre, 1pm – Live Sky Sports Munster will not be long finding out how much trouble they are in. They have j(...)

Head coach Tom Tierney addresses a dejected Ireland squad after the defeat to Australia at the  Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A review is coming but probably not of the root and branch variety. Ireland coach Tom Tierney’s three-year contract ends before the 2018 Six Nations(...)

Saracens are the current holders of the Champions Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s a distinctive Anglo-Irish rivalry in the back-to-back fixtures in the Champions Cup in December as all three Irish provinces take on English c(...)

Lions forward Sean O’Brien in action against the All Blacks  at Westpac Stadium on July 1st. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

New Zealand v British & Irish Lions Venue: Eden Park. Kick-off: 7.35pm NZ time/8.35am Irish/UK time. On TV: Live on Sky Sports The Lions emba(...)

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