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#Connacht

# connacht-rugby - Friday 15 January, 2021

Boost for Ireland players as Connacht's Pro14 clash with Ospreys gets new date
# Refixed
# Refixed

Boost for Ireland players as Connacht's Pro14 clash with Ospreys gets new date

Fri 3:49 PM 5,125 Views 1 Comment

The rearranged game will now take place on 24 January at the Sportsground.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 1 January, 2021

Connacht confirm 'a number of players' test positive for Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Connacht confirm 'a number of players' test positive for Covid-19

Jan 1st 2021, 3:21 PM 31,217 Views 19 Comments

The province say their upcoming Pro14 match away to Leinster will not need to be postponed.

Ben O'Donnell set for long-awaited Connacht debut, while O'Reilly and Smith make Leinster bows
# New Year's Interpros
# New Year's Interpros

Ben O'Donnell set for long-awaited Connacht debut, while O'Reilly and Smith make Leinster bows

Jan 1st 2021, 12:45 PM 9,653 Views 23 Comments

Leinster host Connacht at the RDS tomorrow evening.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

New dates announced for postponed Pro14 fixtures involving Irish provinces
# Rescheduled
# Rescheduled

New dates announced for postponed Pro14 fixtures involving Irish provinces

Dec 30th 2020, 3:26 PM 8,413 Views 3 Comments

Munster, Leinster and Connacht have all received fresh fixture details from competition organisers.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 27 December, 2020

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14

Dec 27th 2020, 6:58 PM 34,650 Views 6 Comments

Kick-off at the Sportsground is at 19:35, and the game will be shown live on TG4.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Connacht and Ulster named much-changed sides
# Team News
# Team News

Connacht and Ulster named much-changed sides

Dec 26th 2020, 1:07 PM 10,341 Views 11 Comments

Eoghan Masterson is set for his 100th appearance.

# connacht-rugby - Monday 21 December, 2020

'I went from playing golf with the local electrician to playing rugby with the best player in the world in 3 weeks'
# The Bear McCabe
# The Bear McCabe

'I went from playing golf with the local electrician to playing rugby with the best player in the world in 3 weeks'

Dec 21st 2020, 8:36 AM 57,570 Views 19 Comments

Peter McCabe was considering applying for the guards or focusing on the family strawberry farm when a phonecall from Pat Lam breathed new life into his first-choice career.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Pat Lam says Bristol’s Champions Cup hopes ‘on the line’ against Connacht
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

Pat Lam says Bristol’s Champions Cup hopes ‘on the line’ against Connacht

Dec 19th 2020, 11:59 AM 4,303 Views 0 Comments

His side are boosted by the return from injury of their captain Steven Luatua, who makes his first appearance this season.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 11 December, 2020

Marmion among Irish internationals returning to Connacht side for Racing clash
# Team News
# Team News

Marmion among Irish internationals returning to Connacht side for Racing clash

Dec 11th 2020, 12:16 PM 7,373 Views 7 Comments

Four players miss out due to Covid-19.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 27 November, 2020

Connacht-Ospreys match postponed after positive Covid-19 case
# Change Of Plan
# Change Of Plan

Connacht-Ospreys match postponed after positive Covid-19 case

Nov 27th 2020, 4:32 PM 5,356 Views 6 Comments

The decision was made after one of Welsh side’s players tested positive.

Connacht's Papali'i given five-week ban for Zebre red card
# Banned
# Banned

Connacht's Papali'i given five-week ban for Zebre red card

Nov 27th 2020, 9:53 AM 7,864 Views 25 Comments

Papali’i was sent off during the second half of Sunday’s Pro14 win over Zebre.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 30 October, 2020

Former Ireland U20 international to provide second-row cover for Connacht
# Reinforcement
# Reinforcement

Former Ireland U20 international to provide second-row cover for Connacht

Oct 30th 2020, 2:29 PM 11,465 Views 0 Comments

Cormac Daly, who trained with the province last season, has signed a short-term deal with Andy Friend’s side.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Connacht produce stunning five-try display to pick up bonus point and end bad away form
# Big Result
# Big Result

Connacht produce stunning five-try display to pick up bonus point and end bad away form

Oct 25th 2020, 9:49 PM 44,423 Views 18 Comments

The Irish province came away from their trip to Edinburgh with an impressive win.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 9 October, 2020

Arnold and Aki to team up in midfield for Connacht's Cardiff trip
# Pro14
# Pro14

Arnold and Aki to team up in midfield for Connacht's Cardiff trip

Oct 9th 2020, 12:37 PM 8,478 Views 9 Comments

Andy Friend makes two changes to the side which beat Glasgow last weekend.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Wootton 'a better person and player' after enduring two difficult years at Munster
# Fresh Start
# Fresh Start

Wootton 'a better person and player' after enduring two difficult years at Munster

Oct 7th 2020, 9:55 AM 24,280 Views 13 Comments

The talented 26-year-old is thriving with Connacht, having joined the province on loan back in July.

Bundee Aki 'like a man possessed' as Connacht target back-to-back wins
# Centre Of Attention
# Centre Of Attention

Bundee Aki 'like a man possessed' as Connacht target back-to-back wins

Oct 7th 2020, 9:30 AM 7,333 Views 19 Comments

The Ireland centre is fit to face Cardiff Blues but Niall Murray looks set to undergo shoulder surgery.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Change of venue can be 'a leveller' but Connacht braced for menacing Cardiff
# Unopen Arms
# Unopen Arms

Change of venue can be 'a leveller' but Connacht braced for menacing Cardiff

Oct 6th 2020, 3:05 PM 6,996 Views 1 Comment

Saturday’s Guinness Pro14 fixture will be played at Rodney Parade in Newport instead of Cardiff’s Arms Park.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 30 August, 2020

As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Pro14
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Pro14

Aug 30th 2020, 2:03 PM 54,729 Views 76 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as the southern province set out to seal their place in the Pro14 semi-finals.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 23 August, 2020

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14

Aug 23rd 2020, 3:33 PM 31,715 Views 28 Comments

It’s time for provinces west and north to re-enter rugby and we’re going minute-by-minute.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 21 August, 2020

Missing family, but recovering and connecting with fans: Bealham banks positives from lockdown
# Blessing In Disguise
# Blessing In Disguise

Missing family, but recovering and connecting with fans: Bealham banks positives from lockdown

Aug 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 5,227 Views 2 Comments

Finlay Bealham is ready for the resumption of Connacht’s season after returning to full training.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 20 August, 2020

'The camera can be very deceiving' - Aki downplays impressive post-lockdown physique
# Bulk
# Bulk

'The camera can be very deceiving' - Aki downplays impressive post-lockdown physique

Aug 20th 2020, 7:30 AM 16,114 Views 4 Comments

The Connacht star attracted lots of attention when he returned to club training.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

'He'll be a pretty hard man to stop' - Friend relishing chance to unleash Aki on rugby's restart
# Ripped
# Ripped

'He'll be a pretty hard man to stop' - Friend relishing chance to unleash Aki on rugby's restart

Aug 18th 2020, 7:59 PM 13,005 Views 16 Comments

The Ireland international will earn his 100th Connacht cap this weekend when the Pro14 resumes.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Predicting Ireland's first-choice XV for the 2023 Rugby World Cup
# Next Gen
# Next Gen

Predicting Ireland's first-choice XV for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Jul 9th 2020, 4:07 PM 18,749 Views 45 Comments

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey had several different visions as they gazed into the future.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

'When I found rugby, I found my self-esteem, my sense of worth'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'When I found rugby, I found my self-esteem, my sense of worth'

Jul 8th 2020, 5:20 PM 4,971 Views 2 Comments

Former Connacht head coach Pat Lam is this week’s guest on the How To Win At Dominoes podcast.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'The Stormers coming to Thomond Park': Would you be in favour of a new-look Pro18?
# Expansion
# Expansion

'The Stormers coming to Thomond Park': Would you be in favour of a new-look Pro18?

Jun 11th 2020, 4:55 PM 14,944 Views 28 Comments

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss the very real prospect of South Africa’s Super Rugby franchises joining the Pro14.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 29 May, 2020

Adeolokun, Leader and McKeon among 12 departures confirmed by Connacht
# Clearout
# Clearout

Adeolokun, Leader and McKeon among 12 departures confirmed by Connacht

May 29th 2020, 1:04 PM 38,913 Views 81 Comments

The trio represented the province over 320 times between them, with Adeolokun earning an Irish cap in 2016.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Connacht need a unit at eight, and Jasper Wiese might fit the bill
# Unverified By Wiese
# Unverified By Wiese

Connacht need a unit at eight, and Jasper Wiese might fit the bill

Apr 2nd 2020, 6:23 PM 10,800 Views 19 Comments

‘That’s the one area of the squad that you could say they probably need to go foreign and bring somebody in of a different profile,’ said Bernard Jackman.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 20 March, 2020

'If I can help in some way': Connacht's Copeland offering his house part-time to HSE workers
# Room At The Inn
# Room At The Inn

'If I can help in some way': Connacht's Copeland offering his house part-time to HSE workers

Mar 20th 2020, 9:31 PM 10,806 Views 5 Comments

Robin Copeland speaks to The42 about his lovely gesture to medical workers.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Composed 14-man Connacht outsmart the Kings
# Too Good
# Too Good

Composed 14-man Connacht outsmart the Kings

Mar 1st 2020, 3:25 PM 9,726 Views 6 Comments

The Irish side were a player down for more than 80% of the game.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 28 February, 2020

Starts for Dillane, Blade and Healy among six changes for Connacht
# Western Force
# Western Force

Starts for Dillane, Blade and Healy among six changes for Connacht

Feb 28th 2020, 12:50 PM 4,720 Views 6 Comments

Andy Friend’s side will take on Southern Kings in the Guinness Pro14 on Sunday in Port Elizabeth.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 22 February, 2020

'We are chasing now' - Friend admits Connacht face uphill battle after Edinburgh loss
# Pro14
# Pro14

'We are chasing now' - Friend admits Connacht face uphill battle after Edinburgh loss

Feb 22nd 2020, 3:13 PM 4,530 Views 3 Comments

The head coach also provided an update on prop Finlay Bealham, who was taken off on a stretcher in the opening minutes.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Connacht get back to winning ways with comfortable defeat of Cardiff
# Clean Sheet
# Clean Sheet

Connacht get back to winning ways with comfortable defeat of Cardiff

Feb 15th 2020, 9:41 PM 14,327 Views 33 Comments

The Blues sat just one point behind the province in the Conference B table before the game.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 14 February, 2020

Ireland internationals return as Connacht chase Pro14 play-offs
# The Starters
# The Starters

Ireland internationals return as Connacht chase Pro14 play-offs

Feb 14th 2020, 12:35 PM 5,593 Views 4 Comments

Andy Friend’s side take on Cardiff Blues at the Sportsground.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Five players agree contract extensions with Connacht
# Signed Up
# Signed Up

Five players agree contract extensions with Connacht

Feb 13th 2020, 5:16 PM 7,309 Views 9 Comments

Tom Daly, Peter Robb, Dominic Robertson-McCoy, Shane Delahunt and Conor Kenny have all signed new deals with the provinces.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Niall Quinn defends FAI's €30 million rescue package after Basketball Ireland criticism
# Under Fire
# Under Fire

Niall Quinn defends FAI's €30 million rescue package after Basketball Ireland criticism

Feb 5th 2020, 6:43 PM 21,823 Views 30 Comments

The former Ireland striker has recently taken over as the association’s Interim Deputy CEO.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Heffernan eyes vacant Irish hooker slot after inclusion in Farrell's Six Nations squad
# New Era
# New Era

Heffernan eyes vacant Irish hooker slot after inclusion in Farrell's Six Nations squad

Jan 16th 2020, 6:45 AM 13,041 Views 17 Comments

‘Obviously Rory Best had the jersey pretty much locked down for the last number of years. There probably is a bit of an opening there.’

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Connacht head coach Friend urges Leinster's fringe players to try other provinces
# Share The Talent
# Share The Talent

Connacht head coach Friend urges Leinster's fringe players to try other provinces

Jan 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 13,494 Views 34 Comments

The Australian believes it would benefit everyone if those down Leo Cullen’s pecking order got game time elsewhere.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 11 January, 2020

As it happened: Connacht v Toulouse, European Rugby Champions Cup
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Connacht v Toulouse, European Rugby Champions Cup

Jan 11th 2020, 2:50 PM 52,746 Views 9 Comments

Relive all the action as Andy Friend’s team fell to a disappointing defeat at the Sportsground.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 10 January, 2020

Government announce €10m grants for the Sportsground and RDS, but FAI awarded just €2m
# Funding
# Funding

Government announce €10m grants for the Sportsground and RDS, but FAI awarded just €2m

Jan 10th 2020, 2:05 PM 28,316 Views 44 Comments

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have announced a series of provisional grants totaling over €77million as part of the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund .

# connacht-rugby - Friday 3 January, 2020

Leinster make wholesale changes for Connacht's visit to the RDS
# Boys In Blue
# Boys In Blue

Leinster make wholesale changes for Connacht's visit to the RDS

Jan 3rd 2020, 12:17 PM 12,599 Views 25 Comments

Will Connors is the only player to retain his starting place from last weekend’s win over Munster.

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