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# connacht - Today’s News

Stop Sexton, Connacht's fitting finale and more talking points ahead of the Pro12 Grand Final

We’re all set up for a thrilling Pro12 final. Is an upset possible?

Analysis: Two impressive scrums will make for an intriguing Pro12 final

Both Leinster and Connacht are tough to get the better of at scrumtime.

Injury keeps Nacewa out of Pro12 fnal, but Rob Kearney returns just in time

The fullback was struggling with an ankle injury since the final day win over Treviso, but was named in Ireland’s squad for South Africa this week.

Pat Lam names Connacht side aiming to deliver the Guinness Pro12 title

They take on Leinster in tomorrow’s final at Murrayfield, in case you hadn’t heard.


# connacht - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

'What fuels blind faith?': Connacht's video marking their long-term vision is brilliantly spine-tingling Grassroots To Green Shirts This post contains videos

Madi-gone, Roux's awakening and more talking points on Ireland's squad for South Africa

Will the surprise inclusions mean a change of tactic, or will we just see new faces in familiar circumstances?

# connacht - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Leinster prepared to be big bad wolf to scupper Connacht fairytale

“By all accounts, everyone outside Leinster is supporting Connacht,” so someone has to be the bad guy.

# connacht - Monday 23 May, 2016

'That’s all it was, proving a point. There’s still a final': Leinster not ready to ease up after Ulster

‘Embarrassment showed in our performance,’ says loosehead Jack McGrath.

Back three boost for Leinster as Nacewa gets all clear, Kearney returns to training

The fantastic captain had an x-ray on his arm after Friday’s win over Ulster.

# connacht - Saturday 21 May, 2016

As it happened: Connacht v Glasgow Warriors, Pro12 semi-final

We followed all the action from Galway.

# connacht - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Connacht's biggest ever game, an all-Irish battle and more Guinness Pro12 talking points

Three Irish provinces will attempt to book their tickets to Edinburgh.

# connacht - Monday 16 May, 2016

Glasgow suffer big injury blow for Saturday's semi-final against Connacht

The Scots will be without international centre Alex Dunbar for the crucial game at the Sportsground.

# connacht - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Scrum Doctor Bracken taking Connacht and Wasps lessons into coaching

A Heineken Cup-winning prop, Peter Bracken has developed a scrum-coaching business.

# connacht - Thursday 12 May, 2016

A New York win over Roscommon would have caused 'some kind of row'

Connacht Council secretary John Prenty admits it would have caused a ‘major financial burden’.

# connacht - Monday 9 May, 2016

Sexton finishes cracking move and stunning Trimble solo effort among your Pro12 highlights Highlights Reel This post contains videos

Sexton finishes cracking move and stunning Trimble solo effort among your Pro12 highlights

The four games involving the Irish provinces served up 29 tries, here are the pick of them.

# connacht - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Brilliant Bundee Aki scoops Guinness Pro12 Player of the Season award

Aki was also one of seven players named in the Guinness Pro12 2015/16 Dream Team.

'The boys always step up': Lam confident Connacht can deal with anything thrown at them

The Samoan will have to beat Glasgow again in a fortnight to make history by marching Connacht to their first final.

Bundee Aki voted Player of the Year in Connacht, Ben Te'o takes Leinster gong

Josh van der Flier and Sean O’Brien picked up the equivalent prize for young players in their respective provinces.

# connacht - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Ulster head for the semis after emphatic six-try demolition of Ospreys

Paddy Jackson orchestrates big win in Wales to secure tie with Leinster.

# connacht - Friday 6 May, 2016

Aki, Healy and MacGinty bolster Connacht for crucial finale against Warriors

The westerners must beat the reigning champions to seal a home semi-final.

# connacht - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Time for the final round of Pro12 games, here's where you can watch your province in action

All six matches will kick-off at the same time this weekend.

Aki and Healy return to help Connacht bounce back against reigning champs Glasgow

A win over the Warriors will bring the Pro12 semi-finals to Galway.

# connacht - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Healy believes he needs big finish to season to make Irish squad for South Africa

The first priority is helping Connacht into a first ever Pro12 semi-final.

# connacht - Monday 25 April, 2016

Double injury blow for Connacht as Aki and Buckley are both sidelined

Two of Connacht’s top performers this season will be unavailable to coach Pat Lam this weekend.

# connacht - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Pat Lam's brilliant Connacht thrill in bonus-point win over Munster

Bundee Aki was superb as Connacht scored four tries at the Sportsground.

As it happened: Connacht v Munster, Guinness Pro12

We were in Galway as Connacht faced Munster in an interpro clash of high stakes.

# connacht - Friday 15 April, 2016

Henshaw moves to fullback as Lam shuffles Connacht deck for Munster visit

Peter Robb, Aly Muldowney and Eoin McKeon come into the starting XV for tomorrow night’s game.

# connacht - Thursday 14 April, 2016

'We can't play on the Munster name any more, the fear factor isn't there' - Stander

The back-rower admits that revenge will be on his team-mates’ minds when they tackle Connacht at the Sportsground on Saturday night.

# connacht - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Boost for Connacht's Pro12 title tilt as Jack Carty returns to full training

Winger Danie Poolman has been ruled out with a foot injury picked up against Grenoble.

# connacht - Monday 11 April, 2016

Jackman: 'All our French players were saying, 'Who's that guy, Matt Healy?''

The Grenoble head coach has been impressed by the way Pat Lam’s side operate.

# connacht - Saturday 9 April, 2016

As it happened: Grenoble v Connacht, Challenge Cup quarter-final

We stepped on our seatbelts and went minute-by-minute for the battle between province and adopted province in the Challenge Cup knock-out stages.

# connacht - Friday 8 April, 2016

Training ground injury forces Lam to rethink his Connacht team for Grenoble

Jake Heenan has been ruled out of the European showdown in the Stade des Alpes.

# connacht - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

7 great reasons Leinster, Munster and Ulster fans should still watch rugby this weekend

Plus, where and when you can watch mighty Connacht (and the rest) in action.

Connacht's rise continues under Lam as elusive silverware comes into view

The western province’s head coach believes long-term foundations are being put in place.

# connacht - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

'The fans who have been in this for the long haul are pinching themselves, wondering if it's real'

Connacht set for Grenoble mission with a home European semi-final very much on their minds.

# connacht - Friday 1 April, 2016

Leaders Connacht make Ulster work hard to stay in playoff race

Pat Lam’s men finished with 13 men, but played the role of table-toppers superbly

As it happened: Ulster v Connacht, Guinness Pro12

The league leaders headed for Belfast this evening, where they had never managed a win in the professional era.

# connacht - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Payne named fullback as Ulster aim to scrap back in to Pro12 playoff spots

Les Kiss has been able to welcome back Rory Best and Andrew Trimble to his ranks.

# connacht - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Lam determined to build a legacy in Connacht

‘The boys know I cannot stand running straight into people. They know I expect some expression, I expect us to have options.’

# connacht - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Connacht weather the late storm to claim dramatic victory over Leinster

Pat Lam’s side go clear at the top of the Pro12 table after tonight’s result at the Sportsground.

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