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Ben O’Donnell starts on the wing for Connacht against the Dragons at The Sportsground on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Matthew Burke, Paul Boyle and Ben O’Donnell have been drafted into the starting XV for Saturday’s URC meeting with the Dragons at The Sportsground (ki(...)

Blue Bulls’ Marcell Coetzee against Leinster at the Aviva Stadium in the United Rugby Championship. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht v Bulls, Sportsground, 7.35pm (live on TG4, Premier Sports 1) The match in Galway represents a clash of two teams looking to put aside the d(...)

Connacht’s Peter Sullivan scores a try during the Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup game against the Ospreys at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Connacht 26 Ospreys 19 Connacht signed off their season with a home victory to end Ospreys’ hopes of advancing to the Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup fin(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has brought Hugo Keenan, Tommy O’Brien, Rory O’Lough lin, Ed Byrne, Rónan Kelleher, Michael Bent and Ross Molony into the team for this weekend’s clash. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leo Cullen has made seven changes to Leinster’s starting XV from the 21-17 win over Ulster a fortnight ago for Saturday night’s Pro14 Rainbow Cup game(...)

Connacht’s Cian Prendergast in action against Benetton during the Guinness Pro14 Rainbow Cup clash at the Stadio Comunale Monigo, Treviso. Photograph: Elena Barbini/Inpho

Benetton 20 Connacht 12 Connacht left Treviso chastened after a first defeat at the venue since 2016 as Kieran Crowley’s Benetton made it four Rainb(...)

Cian Prendergast is in the Connacht team for this weekend’s Pro14 clash. Photograph: Getty Images

With Champions Cup rugby already secured Connacht have opted for a much-changed squad to face Edinburgh at The Sportsground on Saturday night (kick-of(...)

Munster’s Chris Farrell scores a crucial try against Connacht on Saturday night. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht 10 Munster 16 Not pretty, but effective as always. Munster prevailed in a game that only came alive in the last five minutes to rubber-stamp(...)

Connacht’s Tom Daly is perhaps the in-form centre in Ireland at the moment. Photograph: Inpho

Just over two years ago, by his own admission, Tom Daly’s career was “kinda lost”, whereupon a call from Andy Friend changed everything. Having taken(...)

Connacht’s   Caolin Blade: set to play at  scrumhalf against Benetton. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht v Benetton The Sportsground, 7.35pm - Live TG4, eir sport This rescheduled fixture might not quicken the pulse but it matters to Connacht(...)

Connacht veteran John Muldoon celebrates in front of the fans after the  Pro12 final victory over Leinster at Murrayfield in May 2016.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rugby, like sport, is littered with huge one-off upsets, be it Munster beating the All Blacks in 1978, Japan toppling South Africa, France’s two World(...)

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