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# connacht-rugby - Today’s News

'It's massive for young people in Connacht': Blade cuts the way for small clubs out west

The scrum-half said it was a proud moment to captain his native province at the weekend.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Splash zone! Chris Ashton hat-trick gives Sale a bonus-point win against Connacht

Sale too strong for Andy Friend’s experimental side.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 19 October, 2018

Connacht's new Australian playmaker poised to make his debut against Sale

David Horwitz is on the bench as Andy Friend makes seven changes for round two of the Challenge Cup.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Connacht reward second row Thornbury with new two-year contract

The 24-year-old is in his second season with the western province.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 5 October, 2018

Fierce forward effort as Connacht end 58-year wait for victory in Ulster

A red card for Matty Rea gave Ulster an uphill climb after falling behind to Andy Friend’s marvellous men of the west.

'If there's an opportunity, we have to take it': Connacht out to rewrite history

Andy Friend’s side are bidding to win in Belfast for the first time in 58 years tonight.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Connacht pull the plug on move for Fijian winger after domestic violence court case

Sevu Reece will not be arriving at the Sportsground, the province confirmed this morning.

Butler back for Connacht as Friend's men bid to end 58-year Belfast hoodoo

Andy Friend makes four changes from last week’s defeat to Leinster.

# connacht-rugby - Monday 1 October, 2018

Connacht prop to face disciplinary panel after ugly stamp on JVDF

Dominic Roberston-McCoy was dismissed by referee John Lacey in Galway on Saturday.

Fijian winger's Connacht move in jeopardy after domestic violence incident

Sevu Reece is due to join the western province in November.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 28 September, 2018

'I'm sure a lot of teams don't like us': Sexton ready for renewal of Connacht rivalry

The Leinster captain starts his third consecutive Pro14 game tomorrow evening.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'Our challenge is to make it really uncomfortable for Leinster to come to the Sportsground'

Andy Friend says talk of John Muldoon’s conversion ‘is history’, and his side are focusing on grasping their next opportunity.

Connacht reject Healy's claim of disrespectful behaviour

The sides meet in Saturday’s Pro14 inter-pro at the Sportsground.

# connacht-rugby - Monday 24 September, 2018

'It was a pretty dark time': Healy and Leinster eye Galway revenge

Last season’s heavy defeat to Connacht will fuel Leinster fire this week as attention turns to the Pro14 inter-pros.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 21 September, 2018

Copeland to make Connacht debut as Bundee starts against Scarlets

Andy Friend has made six changes to his starting XV for the round four clash in Galway.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Friend refuses to get into war of words with Cockerill over 'cheat' claims

The Connacht coach said his team are concentrating on not giving referees easy decisions with their discipline.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Friend holds fire after Connacht 'cheat' claims from furious Cockerill

“If you are going to let teams cheat like that, then that is what you get,” Cockerill fumed in ref rant.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 14 September, 2018

Second-half fightback not enough, as Connacht fall short in Edinburgh

The Scottish side dominated possession and territory for much of the contest.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Connacht's new alternative jersey 'draws inspiration from the deep Atlantic Ocean'

BLK Sport have designed the western province’s latest jersey.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Aki back to boost Connacht for Edinburgh but Horwitz's debut on hold

Andy Friend’s side travel to Murrayfield on Friday evening.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Marmion set to boost Connacht this weekend but Aki's return on hold

The western province host Zebre in Galway on Saturday.

# connacht-rugby - Monday 3 September, 2018

'It was unbelievable running out on that field. I'm honoured to represent Connacht'

Wallaby Kyle Godwin savoured his first taste of northern hemisphere rugby at the Sportsground, despite Connacht’s one-point defeat.

Friend finds the positives in defeat but Connacht left to rue missed chances

“It didn’t go our way, but we can fix that with the little things.”

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 1 September, 2018

'We're in the hunt but we need to get better at the things that let us down today'

Stuart Hogg’s late drop-goal was a sickening blow for Connacht, but Andy Friend was encouraged by what he saw from his team.

Convincing wins for Leinster and Munster in women's inter-pros

Connacht and Ulster came out second best in their respective matches this weekend.

Hogg nails late drop-goal as Friend's Connacht tenure starts with Glasgow defeat

Craig Ronaldson saw his penalty attempt come back off the post as the visitors held on for a thrilling one-point win.

'I've got a great love for this place. I don't think I can do it justice, but I love it, absolutely f**king love it'

Johnny O’Connor is in his third spell with Connacht and ahead of today’s Pro14 season-opener, explains why he has always been drawn back to Galway.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 31 August, 2018

Wallaby-capped centre to make Connacht bow as Friend names team for Pro14 opener

Glasgow Warriors begin their season with a visit to the Sportsground for the third time in as many years on Saturday.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 30 August, 2018

'When I was younger I would have taken it quite personally, but now it drives you on'

Jack Carty welcomes the added competition in the out-half department at Connacht, as he strives to take his game to another level.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

'When you watch our games, you might see some new stuff that has come from sevens'

Andy Friend hopes to introduce some ideas from the sevens game into Connacht’s play this season.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 24 August, 2018

Connacht continue good form by getting the better of Pat Lam's Bristol

The western province came up against their former head coach in tonight’s pre-season friendly.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

'I want to win it. That’s been my message to the players: anything we enter, we want to win'

Andy Friend has made a big impression at Connacht, and isn’t afraid to set the bar high for his side.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Connacht stun Leinster with late comeback at inaugural U18 festival

Munster joined the western province at the top of the table with a comfortable win over Ulster at UL.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Ex-Connacht hooker out of intensive care after suffering stroke

The 36-year-old remains under heavy sedation after doctors found a blood clot on his brain.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Ex-Connacht hooker in critical condition after suffering stroke

The province have wished Ethienne Reynecke a speedy recovery.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Kelleher hat-trick gets Connacht's Friend era off to winning start in France

Connacht ran out 33-24 winners over Brive in Pompadour.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

New Connacht coach Friend signs Australian flanker from the Rebels

Colby Fainga’a previously worked with Friend at the Brumbies.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Connacht bolster pack with addition of Irish-qualified Leicester lock and Ulster product Murphy

Connacht have added lock Joe Maksymiw and hooker Jonny Murphy to Jimmy Murphy’s pack for next season.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 11 May, 2018

Connacht finally confirm departure of Kieran Keane after just one season

The Kiwi has left his post with immediate effect.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Keane's Connacht fate sealed some time ago as Kiwi leaves after just one season

The western province had a disappointing season under Keane’s tutelage and have now begun the search for a new head coach.

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