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# connacht-rugby - Yesterday’s News

Ireland trio called upon for Connacht's clash with in-form Benetton

Ultan Dillane has been named to start, with Kieran Marmion and Jack Carty among the replacements.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Carty, Marmion and Dillane back to boost Connacht for Italian job

Andy Friend will have three of his Ireland internationals back in harness for Friday’s visit of Benetton.

# connacht-rugby - Monday 11 March, 2019

Connacht name 26-man Eagles squad for inaugural Cara Cup in America

A number of exciting academy prospects, including Luke Carty, will travel to Massachusetts this week.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Connacht hit Ospreys for six to record their biggest win of the season

Andy Friend’s side had the bonus point secured by half-time in a very convincing home win.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 1 March, 2019

Connacht boosted by return of Ireland quartet for Ospreys visit

Ultan Dillane, Quinn Roux and Tom Farrell all start at the Sportsground on Saturday, while Caolin Blade is among the replacements.

Cheetahs centre apologises to Connacht's Fainga’a after disgusting act of foul play

Nico Lee emptied the contents of his nose onto the Connacht flanker’s face during their recent Pro14 meeting.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Connacht hope strong Galway record helps them back to winning ways

Andy Friend’s side need a big performance when they host Ospreys in a crunch game this weekend.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Ireland quartet back for Connacht ahead of crucial Pro14 clash with Ospreys

But Bundee Aki is not available for this weekend after sustaining a head knock in Rome.

# connacht-rugby - Monday 18 February, 2019

Connacht's late late show, Ulster and Munster's shut-outs, and Deegan on the double for Leinster Pro14 Highlights This post contains videos

Connacht's late late show, Ulster and Munster's shut-outs, and Deegan on the double for Leinster

Featuring a bonus highlight as TG4 go behind the curtain for Nigel Owens’ pre-game chats with both Connacht and the Cheetahs.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 17 February, 2019

'This bloke beside me controlled the game': Friend singles Carty out for praise after Connacht's late win

Friend’s men secured a late win against the Toyota Cheetahs at the Sportsground on Saturday.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 15 February, 2019

Marmion on the bench as Connacht get international injection for Cheetahs clash

Dillane, Blade, Carty and Farrell all start for Connacht on Saturday evening.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Connacht confirm departure of Carey to English side Worcester

The prop will leave the western province at the end of the season.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 26 January, 2019

Late Boyle try means Connacht make do with losing bonus point against gutsy Cardiff

The replacement back row’s late try ensured the Irish province left Wales with a losing bonus point.

Connacht a victim of their own success for crunch Cardiff clash

Andy Friend is without six players on international duty for Pro14 trip to Wales.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 25 January, 2019

Youngster Gallagher gets first start as Connacht make 10 changes for key trip to Cardiff

Connacht are currently five points clear of Saturday’s opponents in Conference A of the Pro14.

Here are the quarter-final fixture details for the Irish sides in European knockout rugby action

Connacht play on Friday 29 March with Munster, Leinster and Ulster all in action on the Saturday.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

More good news for Connacht as Irish-capped duo pen new deals

Niyi Adeolokun and Dave Heffernan become the latest players to commit their future to the western province.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'To win in France is a great achievement': Friend and Connacht march on

The western province snatched a dramatic comeback win over Bordeaux to book their place in the Challenge Cup last eight.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Connacht face Sale rematch as Challenge Cup quarter-final line-up confirmed

Andy Friend’s side will travel to the AJ Bell Stadium on the last weekend of March.

Carty's last-gasp intercept sends Connacht through to Challenge Cup quarter-finals

The western province came back from the dead to snatch victory over Bordeaux this afternoon.

'It needs to be a win': Friend's Connacht head to France with a clear focus

The western province can round off an excellent week by securing a Challenge Cup quarter-final berth today.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 18 January, 2019

Ireland call-ups Blade and Carty on the bench as Connacht name side for Bordeaux

Andy Friend has shuffled the deck for Connacht’s trip to Bordeaux, where a win would guarantee them a quarter-final spot.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Friend introduces new mentor programme to aid player development at Connacht

The head coach has seen the benefits of the initiative in other high-performance programmes around the world.

'A great day for them and a great day for Connacht': Friend salutes international call-ups West Is Best This post contains videos

'A great day for them and a great day for Connacht': Friend salutes international call-ups

The Connacht head coach marvelled over his trio of uncapped players who have been called up for international duty.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

The West reawakens, 'unlucky' Byrne misses out and Schmidt's 30 reserves

Joe Schmidt admitted Ross Byrne’s omission was ‘an incredibly tight call’, while Ultan Dillane will be looking to make up for lost time in Irish green.

'I'd like to think I'm ready for the next step but it's up to the coaches to decide'

Tom Farrell is hoping to receive his first Ireland call-up when Joe Schmidt reveals his squad for Ireland’s Grand Slam defence today.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Marmion hitting the right markers on comeback trail from ankle surgery

The Connacht scrum-half hopes to return in the coming weeks ahead of the Six Nations.

# connacht-rugby - Monday 14 January, 2019

European clean sweep another marker of Irish rugby's rude health

All four provinces are in a strong position to advance through to the quarter-finals after an excellent weekend.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Friend satisfied with narrow win over Sharks as destiny in Connacht's hands

A win in Bordeaux next weekend will guarantee a quarter-final spot in the Challenge Cup.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Connacht withstand Sale comeback to earn big Challenge Cup win

Andy Friend’s men head to Bordeaux in round six with a quarter-final within their grasp.

MacGinty denied Connacht return but big 2019 ahead for Ireland's Eagle Aj

MacGinty denied Connacht return but big 2019 ahead for Ireland's Eagle

The Dublin-born out-half misses Sale’s game against Connacht this afternoon, but won’t let his injury setback knock him off course.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 11 January, 2019

Friend confident scrum-half Marmion will be fit for Ireland's Six Nations defence

The Connacht nine had ankle surgery in November, but has stepped up his recovery in recent weeks.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Connacht head coach has no fears about them becoming a development province again

Andy Friend spoke on the topic after Cian Kelleher’s departure was confirmed on Tuesday.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Excellent business by Connacht as in-form Carty signs contract extension

The 26-year-old has committed his future to the western province.

Connacht confirm Kelleher departure amid reports of Leinster return

The winger is set to rejoin his native province after three years in Galway.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 5 January, 2019

As it happened: Connacht v Munster, Guinness Pro14 Inter-pro This post contains videos

As it happened: Connacht v Munster, Guinness Pro14

We brought you the minute-by-minute action from the Sportsground this evening.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Sellout! Connacht and Munster set for Pro14 clash at packed Sportsground

The sides meet on Saturday night.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Friend: 'I couldn't be prouder of the Connacht clan'

The Connacht head coach watched his side record their sixth win in seven outings against Ulster last night.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 28 December, 2018

Connacht do the double over Ulster as Friend's men end the year on a high

The western province pressed for a fourth try but had to settle for four match points in Galway.

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Guinness Pro14

Andy Friend’s side looked to get back to winning ways as the festive inter-pros continued in Galway.

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