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#jake heenan

# jake-heenan - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Shoulder leaves Heenan in race against time to play for Connacht again

‘In terms of someone that has had injuries in the past, I have yet to see a player that has worked as hard to get himself back in a position to play,” says forwrds coach Jimmy Duffy.

# jake-heenan - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Injury setbacks for back-row duo as Connacht's list of absentees grows

Eoin McKeon and Jake Heenan are both facing time out of action for Kieran Keane’s side.

# jake-heenan - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Big blow for Connacht as the province announce the departure of Jake Heenan

The former New Zealand U20 captain has made over 50 appearances since joining Connacht in 2013.

# jake-heenan - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Anxious wait for Connacht as Irish-qualified Heenan goes for knee scan

The flanker will definitely miss Friday’s clash with Ulster.

# jake-heenan - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Connacht plotting to save season by bringing play-off final to Galway

The western province need to beat Northampton away this weekend to do so.

# jake-heenan - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Two Connacht players narrowly escape axe attack at Dusseldorf's main train station Exclusive This post contains videos

Two Connacht players narrowly escape axe attack at Dusseldorf's main train station

Jake Heenan and Dominic Robertson-McCoy were in the German city tonight.

# jake-heenan - Sunday 2 October, 2016

'I was without direction, I guess': Connacht's Jake Heenan on his teenage homelessness

Growing up in New Zealand, the 24-year-old was lost and isolated but rugby gave him purpose.

# jake-heenan - Friday 12 August, 2016

Heenan doubtful for start of Connacht's season after gruesome hand injury

The 24-year-old New Zealander was taken to hospital in France last night.

# jake-heenan - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Connacht know laptop incident was 'not a smart thing to do'

Pat Lam says his players know their mission to find Robbie Henshaw’s laptop was misguided.

# jake-heenan - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Connacht look to the future as they sign Heenan and Ronaldson to new two-year deals

24-year-old Heenan becomes Irish qualified at the end of June.

# jake-heenan - Friday 8 April, 2016

Training ground injury forces Lam to rethink his Connacht team for Grenoble

Jake Heenan has been ruled out of the European showdown in the Stade des Alpes.

# jake-heenan - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Marmion and Heenan boost Connacht for European quarter in Grenoble

Pat Lam says Jack Carty and Rory Parata are close to returning.

# jake-heenan - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Connacht centre McSharry advised to sit out rest of season after concussion

The centre has not played since taking a blow to the head against Newcastle in December.

# jake-heenan - Friday 13 February, 2015

Boxing and bear crawls behind him, Jake Heenan ready to put his shoulder to the wheel

The Kiwi openside has come through two extensive runs to recovery, so knows plenty about shoulder rehab.

# jake-heenan - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Jake Heenan captain, Rodney Ah You to start Connacht Eagles' clash with Ravens tomorrow

The Kiwi openside will meet his compatriot Tim Boys on his road to recovery.

# jake-heenan - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Henshaw set to return for Connacht, but Heenan suffers shoulder injury

Pat Lam has a growing list of options behind the scrum.

# jake-heenan - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Heenan taking things slowly as Connacht look for rapid improvement

The 22-year-old openside flanker tells how he works on his breakdown skills.

# jake-heenan - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Jake Heenan: 'Once I'm eligible, I want Joe Schmidt calling me to say I'm part of his Ireland plans'

The young Kiwi flanker will keep his international options open, but he will become a leader in Connacht’s pack long before that decision must be made.

# jake-heenan - Friday 3 January, 2014

Connacht's Andrew Browne eager to end 100th cap with Leinster scalp

The flanker is now a veteran of the squad but he has faith in the next generation of talent coming through.

# jake-heenan - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Connacht hopeful Jake Heenan will be fit to face Leinster

Pat Lam will have to plan without Frank Murphy after the scrum-half was concussed against Munster.

# jake-heenan - Friday 27 December, 2013

Half-term report: Kiwi influence finally starting to bear fruit at Connacht Report Card This post contains videos

Half-term report: Kiwi influence finally starting to bear fruit at Connacht

To call Pat Lam’s start out west ‘slow’ would be an understatement but victory over Toulouse gives fans reason to believe.

# jake-heenan - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Three key battles as Connacht look to upset Toulouse

Pat Lam’s side travel to France in the hope of causing a major upset against the Top 14 powerhouses.

Connacht's Naoupu relishing duel with 'world-class' Picamoles

The New Zealander is eager to test himself against one of Europe’s best back-row operators.

# jake-heenan - Monday 25 November, 2013

Pat Lam rues 'missed opportunities' as Connacht frustration sets in

The westerners lost yet another tight game at the weekend and the excuses are wearing as thin as the injury-hit squad.

# jake-heenan - Saturday 26 October, 2013

As it happened: Leinster v Connacht, RaboDirect Pro12

The spoils were shared last year but the westerners were confident of recording a shock win at the RDS.

‘Sean O’Brien versus Jake Heenan will be fascinating to watch’

The midfield tussle between Luke Fitzgerald and Robbie Henshaw is another of the Leinster v Connacht subplots.