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# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Friend keen on new deal for Aki 'but that's a decision that rests with the IRFU'

The Connacht head coach hopes the Ireland centre will join Kieran Marmion by signing a new contract.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Connacht boosted as Ireland scrum-half Marmion commits future to the province

The 27-year-old has played more than 160 times for Connacht since his debut in 2011.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 17 November, 2019

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

Catch up on all the action as Andy Friend’s side scored a thrilling win over the Top 14 outfit.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Marmion out for 3-4 weeks as depleted Connacht prepare for Montpellier

The return of Ultan Dillane is a welcome boost for Andy Friend.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 8 November, 2019

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, Pro14

The provinces meet at the Sportsground this evening. Follow all the action here.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Connacht can lean on 2015/16 template for inspiration

The province won their first ever trophy in a year where the post-World Cup fallout hit others hardest.

Six Ireland stars return for Leinster's derby clash with Connacht

Leo Cullen has named four of Ireland’s World Cup contingent in his starting XV, with two more on the bench.

Friend brings internationals back for visit of Leinster

Connacht head coach Andy Friend has named Jack Carty at out-half while Bundee Aki starts on the bench.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Connacht captain Jarrad Butler commits to province with new deal

It’s more positive news for the western province.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Boost for Connacht as trio sign contract extensions

Tiernan O’Halloran, Sean O’Brien and Tom Farrell have all signed new deals with the province.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Connacht see off depleted Ospreys to continue winning run

Tries from Niyi Adeolokun and Peter Robb along with 10 points from the boot of Conor Fitzgerald was enough to seal an impressive victory.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Six-try Connacht underline attacking quality with pre-season win over Munster

Andy Friend’s side look in good shape ahead of next week’s Pro14 opener.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 20 September, 2019

Connacht excited by 21-year-old Fitzgerald in Carty's absence

The young out-half gets another chance to impress against Munster tomorrow.

O'Donnell to captain Munster in final pre-season friendly against Connacht

Johann van Graan has named a strong team for Saturday’s game in Galway.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Connacht captain Fryday targeting Munster upset in inter-pro semi-final

The Ireland international will lead her province out at Templeville Road on Saturday.

# connacht-rugby - Monday 9 September, 2019

Watch all of Connacht's tries from their win over Ireland's pool opponents Russia With Love This post contains videos

Watch all of Connacht's tries from their win over Ireland's pool opponents Russia

Stephen Fitzgerald dotted down twice for the visitors in Moscow.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Connacht beat Ireland's World Cup opponents Russia in final warm-up match

Daly, Leader, Murphy, Fitzgerald (2) and Boyle all got on the scoresheet.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 30 August, 2019

Irish provinces name teams for second round of Celtic Cup action

A host of academy and Ireland U20 stars will be on show across the weekend.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

'We’ve had no chats about a British and Irish League' - Pro14 boss

Martin Anayi has ruled out Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connacht playing in such a competition.

Friend's Connacht set for Russia trip to play Ireland's World Cup opponents

The western province are heading back to Russia next week after their memorable Challenge Cup adventure in 2015.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Munster and Connacht name teams for opening Celtic Cup games

All four of the provinces’ ‘A’ teams are in action this weekend.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 16 August, 2019

Connacht stage second-half comeback to pick up pre-season win in France

Conor Fitzgerald came off the bench to score nine points as Andy Friend’s side beat Oyonnax.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Bealham and Dillane travel to France with Connacht after World Cup disappointment

The pair are set to feature for Andy Friend’s side against Oyonnax tomorrow.

# 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.

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