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#Connacht

# connacht - Friday 26 February, 2021

Bundee Aki's last minute try seals victory for Connacht in Treviso
# Just In Time
# Just In Time

Bundee Aki's last minute try seals victory for Connacht in Treviso

Fri 7:42 PM 12,581 Views 14 Comments

Connacht beat Benetton Treviso 19-17 to keep the pressure on Munster in Conference B.

Control key as Connacht bring big guns to Benetton
# Steady As She Goes
# Steady As She Goes

Control key as Connacht bring big guns to Benetton

Fri 7:00 AM 3,303 Views 1 Comment

The western province are riding high in Conference B and ought to have plenty in reserve in Treviso.

# connacht - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Dowling delighted to have back issue behind him as he settles in with Connacht

Dowling delighted to have back issue behind him as he settles in with Connacht

Wed 7:00 AM 4,530 Views 1 Comment

The second row endured a long wait and rehab before he got to pull on the green jersey this month.

# connacht - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Connacht generating alternative to Aki's innate energy
# Catalyst
# Catalyst

Connacht generating alternative to Aki's innate energy

Tue 7:00 AM 7,750 Views 2 Comments

The centre is an irreplaceable personality in any team, but Connacht have worked at how they operate in his absence.

# connacht - Monday 22 February, 2021

Friend backs Connacht to make the next step as season hots up
# On The Up
# On The Up

Friend backs Connacht to make the next step as season hots up

Feb 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 6,487 Views 21 Comments

The Connacht coach believes his team can get significantly better.

# connacht - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Wootton the hero as Connacht secure bonus point win over Cardiff
# Gael Force
# Gael Force

Wootton the hero as Connacht secure bonus point win over Cardiff

Feb 20th 2021, 9:39 PM 25,455 Views 28 Comments

Andy Friend’s side beat their Conference B rivals in a tense encounter at The Sportsground.

# connacht - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Connacht 'heading in the right direction' as trio return to training
# Room To Improve
# Room To Improve

Connacht 'heading in the right direction' as trio return to training

Feb 2nd 2021, 12:42 PM 4,188 Views 0 Comments

Paddy McAllister, Tiernan O’Halloran and Eoghan Masterson are all back training ahead of Friday’s game against the Dragons.

# connacht - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Connacht give up strong half-time lead to lose at home to the Ospreys
# Frustration
# Frustration

Connacht give up strong half-time lead to lose at home to the Ospreys

Jan 24th 2021, 4:57 PM 9,736 Views 29 Comments

Andy Friend’s men were second best as the Ospreys won in Ireland for the first time in more than four years.

Connacht buoyant for bonus game against Ospreys
# Pro14
# Pro14

Connacht buoyant for bonus game against Ospreys

Jan 24th 2021, 8:30 AM 5,816 Views 2 Comments

With a dearth of fixtures about, there is a sense of delight among players just to have a game.

# connacht - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Clarity key for Connacht and Dillane
# Focus
# Focus

Clarity key for Connacht and Dillane

Jan 21st 2021, 6:17 AM 5,313 Views 1 Comment

The Westerners were left frustrated by muddled information against Munster.

# connacht - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

'We can’t just roll it out for the inter-pros': Connacht intent on showing their 'New Us'
# Consistency
# Consistency

'We can’t just roll it out for the inter-pros': Connacht intent on showing their 'New Us'

Jan 20th 2021, 6:23 AM 4,261 Views 0 Comments

Hitting their stride for derbies and stuttering overseas isn’t acceptable for Andy Friend.

# connacht - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'Positive' contract outlook for Friend as Aki nears return
# Connacht
# Connacht

'Positive' contract outlook for Friend as Aki nears return

Jan 19th 2021, 12:34 PM 4,827 Views 6 Comments

The Australian says he is happy in Connacht and hopes to ink a new deal soon.

Reigning All-Ireland champions Galway to face Mayo in Connacht opener
# Underage
# Underage

Reigning All-Ireland champions Galway to face Mayo in Connacht opener

Jan 19th 2021, 8:02 AM 6,898 Views 0 Comments

This year’s Connacht U20 and minor championship draws were made last night.

# connacht - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Connacht hoping to extend head coach Friend's contract into next season
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

Connacht hoping to extend head coach Friend's contract into next season

Jan 14th 2021, 11:00 AM 6,252 Views 6 Comments

The Australian has proven hugely popular with players and supporters alike since arriving in 2018.

# connacht - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Munster v Leinster a tasty Six Nations trial but Farrell may have concerns
# Schedule
# Schedule

Munster v Leinster a tasty Six Nations trial but Farrell may have concerns

Jan 12th 2021, 7:30 PM 11,328 Views 16 Comments

Connacht and Ulster don’t have any senior games scheduled before the Six Nations.

# connacht - Monday 11 January, 2021

'Unfortunately, Connacht just made the wrong decision in this case'
# Endgame
# Endgame

'Unfortunately, Connacht just made the wrong decision in this case'

Jan 11th 2021, 3:20 PM 11,014 Views 5 Comments

The final scrum offered Andy Friend’s men a 15v13 chance to win late on against Munster.

# connacht - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Munster feel 'lucky' to come away with win after late scare against Connacht
# Resolve
# Resolve

Munster feel 'lucky' to come away with win after late scare against Connacht

Jan 10th 2021, 9:38 AM 11,529 Views 32 Comments

Johann van Graan’s men nearly lost out in a dramatic endgame.

# connacht - Saturday 9 January, 2021

'A scrum against 13 men and we weren’t smart' - Connacht boss Friend
# Regrets
# Regrets

'A scrum against 13 men and we weren’t smart' - Connacht boss Friend

Jan 9th 2021, 10:29 PM 17,548 Views 16 Comments

The western province had a late, late chance to grab a win against Munster.

Beirne shines as Van Graan's Munster cling on for gritty win away to Connacht
# Battle
# Battle

Beirne shines as Van Graan's Munster cling on for gritty win away to Connacht

Jan 9th 2021, 9:36 PM 35,789 Views 83 Comments

Chris Farrell’s first-half try was crucial while JJ Hanrahan kicked 11 points off the tee.

Connacht bid to back up Leinster win against strong visiting Munster side
# Interprovincial
# Interprovincial

Connacht bid to back up Leinster win against strong visiting Munster side

Jan 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,423 Views 15 Comments

Johann van Graan has brought his frontliners back for this evening’s clash in Galway.

# connacht - Friday 8 January, 2021

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision
# Concerns
# Concerns

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 3:00 PM 16,749 Views 7 Comments

The Top 14 clubs could be forced to withdraw from two rounds of games this month.

Munster's big guns return as Connacht make four changes for inter-pro clash
# Team News
# Team News

Munster's big guns return as Connacht make four changes for inter-pro clash

Jan 8th 2021, 12:12 PM 15,112 Views 33 Comments

Bundee Aki hasn’t recovered from a knee injury to feature at the Sportsground.

Hanrahan hopes re-shaped leadership group can lead to more Munster progress
# Player Led
# Player Led

Hanrahan hopes re-shaped leadership group can lead to more Munster progress

Jan 8th 2021, 8:25 AM 7,500 Views 14 Comments

‘Johann was brilliant in that he stepped back and handed it to the players.’

# connacht - Thursday 7 January, 2021

'The move to Connacht came at a point in my career where I was kinda lost'
# In Form
# In Form

'The move to Connacht came at a point in my career where I was kinda lost'

Jan 7th 2021, 8:00 AM 20,229 Views 4 Comments

Carlow man Tom Daly is playing the best rugby of his career under Andy Friend.

'I've a long history with Friendy, he's always been good to me'
# Compatriots
# Compatriots

'I've a long history with Friendy, he's always been good to me'

Jan 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,833 Views 1 Comment

Munster coach Stephen Larkham laments a ‘short’ working relationship with Friend in 2011, but has fond memories meeting as a young player.

# connacht - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

'It’s a bit like shopping in Aldi as opposed to Brown Thomas'
# Recruitment
# Recruitment

'It’s a bit like shopping in Aldi as opposed to Brown Thomas'

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 55,365 Views 12 Comments

Andy Friend says Connacht are always open to good players joining from other provinces.

# connacht - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Connacht hoping Aki recovers from knee issue for crucial Munster clash
# Talisman
# Talisman

Connacht hoping Aki recovers from knee issue for crucial Munster clash

Jan 5th 2021, 1:51 PM 5,276 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland centre has been absent over the past two weekends.

'Playing like absolute giants' - How Connacht caused an upset against Leinster
# Analysis
# Analysis

'Playing like absolute giants' - How Connacht caused an upset against Leinster

Jan 5th 2021, 10:49 AM 9,621 Views 16 Comments

Andy Friend’s side defended aggressively and kicked intelligently to pull off their victory in Dublin.

# connacht - Monday 4 January, 2021

Will Connacht have more players in Andy Farrell's Ireland squad in 2021?
# RISE UP
# RISE UP

Will Connacht have more players in Andy Farrell's Ireland squad in 2021?

Jan 4th 2021, 3:36 PM 9,118 Views 23 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra breaks down Connacht’s big win over Leinster.

'I've never seen Jack kick like that - it was unbelievable'
# Jack The Lad
# Jack The Lad

'I've never seen Jack kick like that - it was unbelievable'

Jan 4th 2021, 11:02 AM 32,818 Views 20 Comments

Connacht’s historic win over Leinster on Saturday came down to the brilliance of Jack Carty and the resilience of a team who are now used to operating at the top of the league.

'A huge battle' - Munster eager to shake off Ulster defeat as Connacht showdown looms
# Irish Derby
# Irish Derby

'A huge battle' - Munster eager to shake off Ulster defeat as Connacht showdown looms

Jan 4th 2021, 7:15 AM 7,296 Views 16 Comments

Another crucial inter-pro derby awaits Johann van Graan’s side this weekend.

# connacht - Saturday 2 January, 2021

'It is absolutely enormous to prove Leinster can be beaten'
# Best Friend
# Best Friend

'It is absolutely enormous to prove Leinster can be beaten'

Jan 2nd 2021, 10:27 PM 11,643 Views 12 Comments

Andy Friend was thrilled with his Connacht team tonight after they secured a sensational win over Leinster in Dublin.

Connacht win thriller to secure first away win over Leinster in 19 years
# Pro14
# Pro14

Connacht win thriller to secure first away win over Leinster in 19 years

Jan 2nd 2021, 9:35 PM 50,798 Views 72 Comments

Johnny Sexton went off injured midway through the first half as Andy Friend’s side pulled off a famous victory.

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

As it happened: Leinster v Connacht, Pro14

Jan 2nd 2021, 6:40 PM 61,784 Views 50 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as provinces west and east met in Dublin.

Regional reporters on why their job is important: 'My superpower is that I know everybody down here'
# Your Local Paper
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Local Paper

Regional reporters on why their job is important: 'My superpower is that I know everybody down here'

Jan 2nd 2021, 10:30 AM 15,634 Views 16 Comments

What state is our regional media in, and do we value it enough?

20-year-old Leinster pair set for debuts as Connacht look for upset at the RDS
# Derby
# Derby

20-year-old Leinster pair set for debuts as Connacht look for upset at the RDS

Jan 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 13,206 Views 3 Comments

The westerners have lost three in a row leading into this inter-pro clash at the RDS.

# connacht - Monday 28 December, 2020

Connacht need to up their game in derbies to move to next level
# Year In Review
# Year In Review

Connacht need to up their game in derbies to move to next level

Dec 28th 2020, 10:00 PM 5,669 Views 10 Comments

Connacht’s record against the non-Irish teams in the Pro14 is impressive but their win ratio dips alarmingly when interpros are factored in.

# connacht - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Madigan leads the way as Ulster beat Connacht to extend Pro14 winning run
# A Steady Red Hand
# A Steady Red Hand

Madigan leads the way as Ulster beat Connacht to extend Pro14 winning run

Dec 27th 2020, 9:34 PM 28,602 Views 35 Comments

The out-half kicked 22 points as Dan McFarland’s side won 32-19 at the Sportsgrounds.

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

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14

Dec 27th 2020, 6:58 PM 34,665 Views 6 Comments

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

Ulster out to get back to winning ways after crushing news on Coetzee exit
# Record
# Record

Ulster out to get back to winning ways after crushing news on Coetzee exit

Dec 27th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,239 Views 8 Comments

Both sides are coming off the back of consecutive defeats in the Champions Cup.

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