Ireland chance for Finlay Bealham as Cian Healy misses Italy match

Connacht prop Finlay Bealham is in line for his Ireland debut after Cian Healy was ruled out of Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy through injury.

11 March 2016

Simon Easterby has high hopes for Ultan Dillane

Ultane Dillan is the "physical animal" who can ease Ireland's second-row injury crisis in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash with England, according to Simon Easterby.
24 February 2016

Matt Healy hat-trick propels Connacht to Pro 12 summit

Connacht moved to the top of the Guinness PRO12 table with an eventful 51-34 victory away to lowly Zebre.
21 February 2016

Robbie Henshaw to leave Connacht for Leinster

Robbie Henshaw has opted to leave Irish province Connacht for Pro 12 rivals Leinster this summer, on signing his first Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) national contract.
17 February 2016

Connacht beat Dragons to move top of Pro12

Connacht came from behind to secure a bonus-point 26-21 victory away to Newport Gwent Dragons on Thursday night, a result that sees them move four points clear at the top of the Guiness Pro12.
12 February 2016

Jake Heenan crosses twice as Connacht see off Scarlets

Connacht boosted their Guinness PRO12 play-off hopes with a 30-17 bonus-point win over the table-topping Scarlets at the Sportsground.
30 January 2016

Robbie Henshaw makes try-scoring return in Connacht win

Robbie Henshaw handed Ireland an RBS 6 Nations fitness boost as Connacht thrashed Enisei-STM 47-5 to qualify for the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
23 January 2016

Late Steven Shingler penalty leads Scarlets to Pro 12 summit

A late penalty from Steven Shingler clinched a hard-fought 21-19 victory over Connacht at Parc y Scarlets to send the hosts back to the top of the Guinness Pro12.
11 January 2016

Nick Williams' late try ends Connacht's unbeaten home record

Nick Williams' 76th-minute try proved to be the deciding score as Ulster ended Connacht's unbeaten home record this season, winning a closely-fought Guinness PRO12 derby 10-3 at the Sportsground.
26 December 2015

Falcons back into quarter-finals contention after victory over Connacht

Newcastle Falcons put themselves back in contention for the European Challenge Cup’s quarter-finals with a bonus point victory over Connacht on Sunday.
20 December 2015

Cardiff mount comeback over Montpellier as Connacht and La Rochelle also win.

Cardiff staged a stunning comeback to claim a 37-27 bonus-point win over Montpellier to keep hopes of qualifying for the European Challenge Cup's knockout stages alive.
12 December 2015

Rugby Rumours: Sonny Bill, Pocock and some Irish cross-province moves

The latest whisperings, murmurs and rumours from the world of rugby union, picking up bits and bobs from the written press, online and social media.
11 December 2015

The silver lining for provincial rugby

It’s been a grim couple of months for Irish rugby.
11 December 2015

Gloucester get Challenge Cup defence off to winning start

European Rugby Challenge Cup champions Gloucester began their defence with a 23-10 win over Zebre while elsewhere London Irish beat Agen, Cardiff Blues thrashed Calvisano, Worcester beat La Rochelle and Connacht beat Enisei-STM.
14 November 2015

Gloucester leave it late

Two tries from Darren Dawidiuk and Jonny May in the last five minutes of extra time gave Gloucester a 40-32 win over Connacht and a place in next week's Champions Cup play-off final.
25 May 2015

Hook helps Gloucester to semi spot

Gloucester became the first side through to the European Challenge Cup semi-finals after a 14-7 win over Connacht in a dour game at Kingsholm.
4 April 2015

Connacht fightback stuns Munster

Connacht overturned a 13-point deficit to claim a rare victory over Munster, running out 24-16 victors in a gusty Guinness Pro12 clash in Galway.
1 January 2015

Wins for Cardiff, Exeter, Gloucester, Stade Francais

There were wins for Cardiff Blues, Exeter Chiefs, Gloucester and Stade Francais as the second round of European Rugby Challenge Cup fixtures drew to a close today.
25 October 2014

Pro 12 Round 2 Round-Up

16 September 2014

Parks Heads Connacht Exodus

Scotland fly-half Dan parks leads a cast-list of eight Connacht players leaving the Irish province at the end of the season.
30 April 2014