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# connacht-rugby - Friday 21 July, 2017

'I feel privileged and grateful': Connacht legend Naoupu calls time on 15-year career

The powerful back-row forward played 102 times for the western province.

'We need a few big performances under the new coach to hit the ground running'

Connacht scrum-half Kieran Marmion on a new era out west.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'The same teams have been in the league for a good few years': Marmion welcomes Pro12 expansion

South African franchises the Cheetahs and Southern Kings are expected to be added to the league for this season.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Connacht announce Jarrad Butler signing

The former Brumbies player has 70 Super Rugby appearances to his name.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Shane O'Leary lands late equalising kick for Canada as they're held by US in World Cup qualifier

The Cork native and former Connacht player qualifies for the Canucks through his mother.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Irishman Shane O'Leary to play for Canada in crunch Rugby World Cup qualifier against the US

The Cork native recently left Connacht after three years with the province.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

'He's going to be a great coach for Connacht' - Chiefs laud departing Keane

The Kiwi is taking over from Pat Lam in the west of Ireland.

# connacht-rugby - Monday 12 June, 2017

Connacht continue summer recruitment with signing of Munster prop

Peter McCabe will join Kieran Keane’s squad ahead of next season.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Connacht announce signing of Irish-qualified scrum-half from Sale

James Mitchell arrives in Galway on a two-year deal.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Success of Connacht Rugby has set an example for the League of Ireland

“Once we set our standards for the top, this league will take off.”

# connacht-rugby - Monday 22 May, 2017

Quinn Roux drafted in for Ireland's summer tour

The South African-born lock has been added to Joe Schmidt’s squad for the games against USA and Japan.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Pat Lam predicts a bright future for Connacht as his four-year tenure comes to an end

The Kiwi coach took charge of his final game of the province yesterday.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Disappointment for brave Connacht after tight tussle in Northampton

It finished two tries each at Franklin’s Gardens but Harry Mallinder kicked the points that made the difference.

'If you want to play for Ireland you have to play in Ireland, and that was a big factor'

Denis Buckley has been a star for Connacht but still hasn’t been capped by Ireland.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 19 May, 2017

Connacht left frustrated by EPCR registration issue before play-off

The western province had planned to start Eoin Griffin at outside centre.

'Now he needs to use that and when he gets his chance to play, to nail it'

Tiernan O’Halloran has been saving up lots of lessons with Ireland in recent times.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Connacht plotting to save season by bringing play-off final to Galway

The western province need to beat Northampton away this weekend to do so.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

You'll be able to watch Connacht's Champions Cup play-off live on TV this weekend

Meanwhile, Connacht have confirmed seven more players who will remain at the Sportsground next season.

'He’s a rock star up in Ballina. Now he’s going to play for Ireland'

Dave Heffernan was named in Joe Schmidt’s squad to tour the US and Japan this summer.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Ultan Dillane back in Connacht training and may yet feature on Ireland tour

The 23-year-old lock has been sidelined for the past 10 weeks with a shoulder injury.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Connacht appeal Bundee Aki's suspension ahead of Champions Cup play-off

The centre’s appeal will be considered in Glasgow tomorrow.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

'There's pre-conceived ideas, both ways': Pat Lam wades in to Connacht's ref row

Lam has his say on Bundee Aki’s suspension for remarks made to referee.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'In pro rugby, you're in a bit of a bubble. It's nice to come out of it for a while'

Jason Harris-Wright will look to help Clontarf to AIL glory before joining Pat Lam at Bristol.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Scarlets spoil the party as Connacht lose in Pat Lam's final home league game

There was 5,290 in attendance to wave goodbye to a number of Connacht stalwarts.

'We brought a community together to be proud of Connacht. I'm proud of that'

Pat Lam is moving into his final weeks as head coach of Connacht before his move to Bristol.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 28 April, 2017

Connacht legend Eric Elwood succeeds Carolan as academy manager

The province’s former head coach will play a key developmental role.

Kieran Marmion explains how his Ireland and Connacht roles are different

Passing, sniping, kicking, defending and organising are all key parts of playing at nine.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Bundee Aki could face suspension after misconduct charge

The Connacht star is set to attend a Disciplinary Hearing in Cardiff via video link tomorrow.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Connacht confirm contract extensions for local duo

Galway pair Eoin McKeon and Darragh Leader have signed new deals with the province.

# connacht-rugby - Monday 24 April, 2017

Ex-Leinster lock Thornbury joins Connacht after spell in New Zealand

The 23-year-old will move to the Sportsground on a two-year deal.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Cian Healy could miss Leinster's Champions Cup semi-final after being cited

No action was taken against the prop at the time, but he was subsequently reported by Citing commissioner Eugene Ryan.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 16 April, 2017

'The little things are hurting us, last year they were going our way': Lam remains upbeat

The Connacht head coach believes his side are not far off despite slipping to a damaging interpro defeat last night.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 15 April, 2017

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, Pro12

We went minute-by-minute as Leinster looked to re-take the summit of the Pro12 against a Connacht side celebrating John Muldoon’s 300th cap.

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It's a landmark day for John Muldoon and Connacht have produced a spine-tingling tribute

Muldoon plays his 300th game for Connacht today.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 14 April, 2017

John Muldoon set for 300th Connacht cap as Leinster ring the changes

It’s Connacht v Leinster in Galway on Saturday night.

'We've heard a lot of good stories': Aki looking forward to working under new Connacht coach

The Kiwi centre says the positivity remains in Galway despite a mixed season.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'When the time arises it arises': Bundee Aki remains tight-lipped on Ireland prospects

The Connacht centre qualifies for Ireland in October, but also has the option of representing his native New Zealand and Samoa through his parentage.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 7 April, 2017

Connacht withstand Edinburgh's late comeback to claim victory

The province edged out their Scottish opponents at Myreside tonight.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Pat Lam's Connacht suffer shock loss to Zebre in Italy

A converted Josh Rowland try in the 78th minute gave the visitors hope, but it proved too little too late.

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