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# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Former Connacht flanker joins growing Irish contingent at Nottingham

James Connolly has joined the English Championship side for the 2019/20 season.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Connacht and Munster to meet in pre-season inter-pro

The provinces will meet in the Sportsground in September.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 5 July, 2019

Connacht launch new club crest and jersey for 2019/20 season

Andy Friend’s side are back in pre-season training ahead of a big year.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Munster face tough pool draw as provinces to learn Champions Cup opponents

The draw for the 2019/20 competition takes place in Lausanne this afternoon.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 17 May, 2019

Connacht's €30 million Sportsground redevelopment receives green light

Leo Varadkar visited the home of Connacht Rugby today as planning permission for the project was acquired.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Connacht prop O'Donnell joins Japanese Super Rugby outfit

The Sligo native is linking up with the Sunwolves for the second half of the season.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 5 May, 2019

'I still firmly believe I'll be back and good to go. I've unfinished business in the game'

After six years at Connacht, Craig Ronaldson is looking for a new club.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Henderson a student of Best but 'not expecting' to be named new Ulster captain

Iain Henderson is the epitome of the side Ulster are trying to become, and fast becoming.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 3 May, 2019

Carty partners Marmion as Connacht ring in the changes for Pro14 quarter-final

Kingspan Stadium hosts the provinces in the last eight of the competition on Saturday evening.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 2 May, 2019

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Is it time to bring back the inter-pro championship?

A suggestion sent via email got Murray and Andy’s juices flowing on this week’s The42 Rugby Weekly.

'I had played more minutes here in three months than I had in Leinster in six years'

Tom Daly says it was an easy decision to stay at Connacht after being given a chance to play under Andy Friend.

'I got Southampton trials but my parents told me there was a transfer embargo'

Jack Carty’s sporting career could have gone down a completely different route.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Brainwave giving Connacht's Carty added edge in magnificent season

The out-half says he has exceeded his own expectations in the last 12 months.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Pro14 confirm referee appointments for this weekend's quarter-finals

Andrew Brace will take charge of Saturday’s inter-pro between Ulster and Connacht.

Academy out-half Dean underlines Connacht's growing squad depth

The 21-year-old has impressed Andy Friend and made his senior debut at Thomond Park last weekend.

# connacht-rugby - Monday 29 April, 2019

Connacht ready for shot at Ulster as Friend's men advance 'in good shape'

Winning at Kingspan Stadium earlier in the season gives the westerners confidence they can repeat the trick on Saturday.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Leinster and Munster on course for Pro14 semi-final showdown

The Pro14 play-off details have been confirmed following the conclusion of the regular season.

How did you rate the Munster and Connacht players in their Pro14 derby?

Munster ran out 27-14 winners at Thomond Park.

Fully-loaded Munster too powerful for Connacht in low-key inter-pro win

Glasgow’s win over Edinburgh means Johann van Graan’s side face a longer route to the Pro14 final.

Andrew Conway left red-faced after butchering certain try against Connacht Pro14 This post contains videos

Conor Murray ruled out for Munster after taking knock during warm-up

Munster “didn’t want to take any risks” after pre-match knock.

'It was traumatic, looking down and being able to see the inside of my hand'

Just four weeks after suffering a horrific hand injury which left him hospitalised for five days, Connacht’s Finlay Bealham makes an incredible return against Munster this evening.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 26 April, 2019

JVG names strong team for Connacht inter-pro as Munster chase Pro14 top spot

Connacht, meanwhile, hand a first start to academy out-half Conor Dean at Thomond Park.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 25 April, 2019

McKeon and Connacht looking to repeat 2015 heroics at Thomond Park

Andy Friend’s men have already booked their place in the Pro14 play-offs but have a chance to build winning momentum this weekend.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Connacht's Roux in fitness battle ahead of Pro14 quarter-final

The second row continues to battle a virus but Finlay Bealham has made a remarkable recovery and could return against Munster this weekend.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Pro14 quarter-final dates confirmed as Ulster and Connacht set for Belfast battle

The provinces will face off on Saturday 4 May.

# connacht-rugby - Monday 15 April, 2019

Champions Cup return only the start for Friend's Connacht

‘This is not the ceiling, there is still growth in us’.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 14 April, 2019

'As heartbreaking as it is to retire so young, it could have been so much worse'

One tackle changed everything for Ciarán Gaffney but at 23, the former Connacht fullback has found a new path in life.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 13 April, 2019

'It means a lot to all of us, it means a lot to the west of Ireland'

Connacht will be back in the top-flight of European rugby next season for the first time since 2016/17.

Carty steers Connacht back to Champions Cup with nail-biting Cardiff win

Andy Friend’s side survived a tense finale to secure a place in the Pro14 play-offs.

Everything on the line for Connacht in front of sold-out Sportsground

Andy Friend’s side can secure a Pro14 play-off berth and a place in next season’s Champions Cup this afternoon.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 12 April, 2019

Friend names Connacht team for season-defining Cardiff showdown

Saturday’s clash at the Sportsground is a sell-out as the province bid to secure a Pro14 play-off berth.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Loan trio earn permanent Connacht deals for next season

Stephen Fitzgerald, Tom Daly and Angus Lloyd have all put pen-to-paper with the western province.

Roux likely to miss Connacht's season-defining Cardiff clash

The Ireland international is suffering from a virus ahead of Saturday’s game.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Connacht relieved to survive Italian scare ahead of Cardiff showdown

Andy Friend’s side remain on track for a top-three finish – but there is still plenty of work left to do.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Connacht hold on for crucial Pro14 victory over Zebre in Parma

It wasn’t pretty but Andy Friend’s side got the job done in Italy.

Crunch time for Connacht as they chase first Pro14 play-off since 2016

The province have lost on their last two visits to Parma, and can ill-afford to slip-up against Zebre today.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 5 April, 2019

Butler rallies Connacht as Friend's side face into season-defining games

‘We don’t want to get to three weeks out from the end of the season and park the bus.’

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Huge boost for Connacht's play-off hopes as Carty passed fit after injury scare

The out-half is available to face Zebre this weekend.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 29 March, 2019

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

We went minute-by-minute as Andy Friend’s side continued their European campaign at the AJ Bell Stadium.

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