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#Connacht

# connacht - Yesterday’s News

'We've only got ourselves to blame' - Lam frustrated by Connacht's near miss

The western province’s head coach hopes young players will learn from this defeat.

Connacht agonisingly miss out on quarter-finals with defeat in Toulouse

Pat Lam’s men needed only three points, but couldn’t find them.

As it happened: Toulouse v Connacht, Champions Cup pool finale

Pat Lam’s went looking for their first ever Champions Cup knock-out spot.

Connacht close to quarter-final but huge evening awaits in Toulouse

Pat Lam’s men can still clinch a place in the knockout stages.

# connacht - Friday 20 January, 2017

Boost for Connacht's European hopes as Carty fit to start at out-half

Pat Lam makes five changes for “the biggest game in Connacht’s history.”

Fiji head coach enters the fray to succeed Pat Lam in Connacht

John McKee is in contention to return to the province where he once served as assistant coach.

# connacht - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Injury boosts (including at 10) as Lam welcomes host of players back to Connacht training

Jack Carty and Shane O’Leary are at least fit enough to take part in training this week.

# connacht - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Ex-Connacht captain Clarke forced at gunpoint to aid getaway

“I’ve got a couple of kids at home,” the 33-year-old pleaded with the armed robbers.

# connacht - Monday 16 January, 2017

Lam demands defensive solidity as Connacht go in search of more history in Toulouse

Unfortunately it looks like Denis Buckley will join the list of injured Connacht men.

# connacht - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Confidence rekindled as Lam prepares for 'biggest game of Connacht's history'

For the first time in five weeks Pat Lam was able to set out a full training schedule, the attack benefited.

Connacht philosophy on full display as they carve up Zebre for 10-try win

Despite some early frustration, Pat Lam’s side secured a bonus point inside 27 minutes.

As it happened: Connacht v Zebre, Champions Cup

We followed all the action from Galway as Pat Lam’s side hosted the Italians.

# connacht - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Connacht look to Leinster's template as they target a big win over Zebre

Kieran Marmion hopes some quickfire tries will force Zebre’s heads to drop on Saturday.

# connacht - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Connacht add Farrell and Andress to European squad

Ulster have also added a front row to their Champions Cup squad and a confirmed date to their fixture list.

# connacht - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Connacht hopeful Carty injury not as serious as first feared

The champions have had no luck this season.

Connacht injury problems grow as Ospreys profit from bright start

Out-half Jack Carty and openside Jake Heenan were forced off during the first-half against the high-flying Ospreys.

# connacht - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Aki remains coy on international future despite Connacht commitment

The brilliant centre will be eligible to play for Ireland next year, but he is also available to New Zealand and Samoa.

# connacht - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Ultan Dillane to miss start of Six Nations with ankle injury

The Kerry powerhouse is set to miss at least five weeks with an ankle injury.

Bealham still confident Connacht can go 'all the way' and retain title

The western province will have to come from a long way back to challenge in May.

# connacht - Saturday 31 December, 2016

'I think we have a lot of potential' - Erasmus keeps Munster feet on ground

Openside flanker Tommy O’Donnell sustained a concerning ankle injury in Galway.

Erasmus' Munster battle to away win against Connacht in the Galway rain

Hooker Rhys Marshall scored an important maul try, while Ian Keatley was sharp with the boot.

As it happened: Connacht v Munster, Guinness Pro12

We went minute-by-minute as Connacht faced Munster in Galway.

# connacht - Friday 30 December, 2016

Injury-ravaged Connacht make 4 changes ahead of meeting with table toppers Munster

The western province will be looking for an improved performance after losing to Ulster last weekend.

Munster make 11 changes for trip to Connacht as Saili makes first start of season

The Irish provinces meet in Galway tomorrow evening.

# connacht - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Former Irish international added to the Connacht coaching ticket for the remainder of the season

Nathan White was forced to retire from the sport this year as a result of a concussion injury.

# connacht - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

More injury woe for Connacht as key quartet emerge as fresh doubts for Munster visit

The Pro12 leaders visit the Sportsground on New Year’s Eve.

# connacht - Friday 23 December, 2016

In pics: 9 significant moments from the Irish rugby year

A review of the year that was in Irish rugby.

# connacht - Thursday 22 December, 2016

'No one is irreplaceable' - Nucifora discusses search for Pat Lam's successor

The IRFU’s Performance Director will be central to the appointment of Connacht’s next head coach.

Aki ruled out until February as injury crisis forces Connacht to make 4 changes

“This week has probably been the most challenging I’ve had at Connacht,” says head coach Pat Lam.

Aki admits he over-reacted to news of Pat Lam's Connacht departure

The Connacht centre made his feelings clear on Twitter after hearing the news.

# connacht - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Homegrown Carty and Buckley sign new two-year deals with Connacht

As has Ireland international Quinn Roux.

9 great matches that defined Irish rugby in 2016

These are well worth watching all over again.

# connacht - Monday 19 December, 2016

Trimble return boosts Ulster as they make 5-day turnaround from Clermont to Connacht

Kyle McCall, however, looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after a ‘significant hamstring injury’.

Wasps fear referee error in Galway could cost them qualification

Mathieu Raynal’s error gave Connacht the platform to maul their way to victory.

Connacht's Stacey Ili facing 6 weeks out but Jake Heenan could return for Munster meeting

There’s uncertainty over Dominic Robertson-McCoy and Conor Carey.

Christmas bonus for Connacht and Ireland as New Zealand-born McCartney commits until 2020

McCartney will be eligible to play for Ireland next October.

# connacht - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Connacht's victory over Wasps marred by late try that 'should not have been awarded'

The EPCR have confirmed that the result still stands.

From The Daily Edge One of the Connacht players swore on live TV and immediately apologised to his mam Bundee Aki

# connacht - Saturday 17 December, 2016

As it happened: Connacht v Wasps, Champions Cup

Pat Lam’s side needed a big performance to get their campaign back on track.

# connacht - Friday 16 December, 2016

International back three in place as injury-hit Connacht welcome Wasps

New signing Naulia Dawai is among the replacements after Pat Lam ran out of understudies for Jack Carty.

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