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Dublin: 7 °C Thursday 13 December, 2018


# connacht-rugby - Monday 10 December, 2018

Connacht in the market for Irish-qualified scrum-half as injury cover

Andy Friend is also keen to seek cover in the back field after injuries to Niyi Adeolokun, Peter Robb and Colm de Buitléar.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Friend's Connacht building momentum and vital squad depth

Hard-earned win over Perpignan maintains the feel-good factor around Galway as the province march on.

Connacht weather the Galway storm to get European campaign back on track

Andy Friend’s side managed the conditions brilliantly to grind out an important Challenge Cup win over Perpignan.

'It's an exciting time. There's a great buzz around Galway and within the camp'

Back in Connacht green, Finlay Bealham is relishing the prospect of running out at the Sportsground again this afternoon.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 7 December, 2018

Bundee Aki back to boost Connacht for visit of Perpignan

Andy Friend’s side are bidding to get their Challenge Cup campaign back on track in Galway tomorrow.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Aki set for surprise Connacht return as Friend's men turn attention to Europe

The Ireland centre is due to head back to New Zealand for his wedding, but could be involved this weekend.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 2 December, 2018

'Before coming to South Africa, we said that if we lose both games, we are dead'

Connacht’s South African double leaves them in a strong position to challenge for the Pro14 play-offs.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Connacht take their chances against Cheetahs for clean sweep of South African tour

Connacht win three straight Pro14 games for the first time since March 2017.

30 degrees, high altitude and mid-game water breaks - Connacht ready for Cheetahs

The western province are bidding to record a third straight Pro14 win for the first time since March 2017.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 30 November, 2018

Five changes to Connacht side bidding for back-to-back wins in South Africa

After defeating Southern Kings last weekend, Andy Friend’s men take on the Cheetahs tomorrow afternoon.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 24 November, 2018

'Hopefully I'm not too far off': Connacht's Farrell on training with Ireland

The centre was in Carton House last week before heading to South Africa with the western province for tomorrow’s Pro14 clash against the Kings.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 23 November, 2018

Connacht boost as Healy and Thornbury primed for comebacks against the Kings

Andy Friend warns of the threat of ‘really impressive’ Kings.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Wexford man Boyle secures first professional contract with Connacht

The 21-year-old has impressed for Andy Friend’s side this season.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Setback for Marmion as Ireland scrum-half ruled out for three months due to injury

The Connacht player still managed to star in the win over New Zealand.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Injury could rule Bordeaux's newly-acquired All Black out of Connacht clash

Seta Tamanivalu will be in a race against time to be fit for the Challenge Cup fixture in January.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 2 November, 2018

Aussie out-half forms new half-back pairing with Marmion for Connacht

David Horwitz will make his first start for the province against Dragons tomorrow.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Friend rues missed opportunity for Connacht against weakened Ospreys

“They played a smart game and turned us around which we struggled to cope with,” said the head coach.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 26 October, 2018

Connacht primed for 'season shaper' in Wales as Friend fields strong team

The western province travel to Bridgend this evening to face the Ospreys.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Good news for Marmion, but Connacht's Ronaldson dealt cruel injury setback

Out-half Ronaldson is facing an extended period on the sideline as he undergoes knee surgery.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

'It's massive for young people in Connacht': Blade cuts the way for small clubs out west

The scrum-half said it was a proud moment to captain his native province at the weekend.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Splash zone! Chris Ashton hat-trick gives Sale a bonus-point win against Connacht

Sale too strong for Andy Friend’s experimental side.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 19 October, 2018

Connacht's new Australian playmaker poised to make his debut against Sale

David Horwitz is on the bench as Andy Friend makes seven changes for round two of the Challenge Cup.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Connacht reward second row Thornbury with new two-year contract

The 24-year-old is in his second season with the western province.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 5 October, 2018

Fierce forward effort as Connacht end 58-year wait for victory in Ulster

A red card for Matty Rea gave Ulster an uphill climb after falling behind to Andy Friend’s marvellous men of the west.

'If there's an opportunity, we have to take it': Connacht out to rewrite history

Andy Friend’s side are bidding to win in Belfast for the first time in 58 years tonight.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Connacht pull the plug on move for Fijian winger after domestic violence court case

Sevu Reece will not be arriving at the Sportsground, the province confirmed this morning.

Butler back for Connacht as Friend's men bid to end 58-year Belfast hoodoo

Andy Friend makes four changes from last week’s defeat to Leinster.

# connacht-rugby - Monday 1 October, 2018

Connacht prop to face disciplinary panel after ugly stamp on JVDF

Dominic Roberston-McCoy was dismissed by referee John Lacey in Galway on Saturday.

Fijian winger's Connacht move in jeopardy after domestic violence incident

Sevu Reece is due to join the western province in November.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 28 September, 2018

'I'm sure a lot of teams don't like us': Sexton ready for renewal of Connacht rivalry

The Leinster captain starts his third consecutive Pro14 game tomorrow evening.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'Our challenge is to make it really uncomfortable for Leinster to come to the Sportsground'

Andy Friend says talk of John Muldoon’s conversion ‘is history’, and his side are focusing on grasping their next opportunity.

Connacht reject Healy's claim of disrespectful behaviour

The sides meet in Saturday’s Pro14 inter-pro at the Sportsground.

# connacht-rugby - Monday 24 September, 2018

'It was a pretty dark time': Healy and Leinster eye Galway revenge

Last season’s heavy defeat to Connacht will fuel Leinster fire this week as attention turns to the Pro14 inter-pros.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 21 September, 2018

Copeland to make Connacht debut as Bundee starts against Scarlets

Andy Friend has made six changes to his starting XV for the round four clash in Galway.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Friend refuses to get into war of words with Cockerill over 'cheat' claims

The Connacht coach said his team are concentrating on not giving referees easy decisions with their discipline.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Friend holds fire after Connacht 'cheat' claims from furious Cockerill

“If you are going to let teams cheat like that, then that is what you get,” Cockerill fumed in ref rant.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 14 September, 2018

Second-half fightback not enough, as Connacht fall short in Edinburgh

The Scottish side dominated possession and territory for much of the contest.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Connacht's new alternative jersey 'draws inspiration from the deep Atlantic Ocean'

BLK Sport have designed the western province’s latest jersey.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Aki back to boost Connacht for Edinburgh but Horwitz's debut on hold

Andy Friend’s side travel to Murrayfield on Friday evening.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Marmion set to boost Connacht this weekend but Aki's return on hold

The western province host Zebre in Galway on Saturday.

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