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

Jan 4th 2021, 3:36 PM 9,037 Views 23 Comments

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

Blade returns for Connacht as Friend's men take on Benetton in Galway
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Blade returns for Connacht as Friend's men take on Benetton in Galway

Dec 3rd 2020, 12:08 PM 5,066 Views 5 Comments

The westerners have been unfortunate with postponements so far this season.

Connacht promote six exciting academy prospects into their senior squad
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Connacht promote six exciting academy prospects into their senior squad

Jun 3rd 2020, 12:38 PM 9,765 Views 15 Comments

Niall Murray, Sean Masterson, Conor Dean, Colm Reilly, Peter Sullivan and Jordan Duggan have earned pro contracts.

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Niall Murray
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The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Niall Murray

Apr 9th 2020, 1:04 PM 10,081 Views 6 Comments

The 20-year-old second row has featured for Connacht in the Pro14 and Champions Cup.

'Connacht as champions, the weeks that followed were just unbelievable'
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'Connacht as champions, the weeks that followed were just unbelievable'

Mar 24th 2020, 7:53 PM 7,672 Views 6 Comments

Second row Aly Muldowney will retire from professional rugby this summer.

Boost for Connacht as Blade and Healy sign new contracts with the province
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Boost for Connacht as Blade and Healy sign new contracts with the province

Feb 18th 2020, 2:25 PM 3,846 Views 5 Comments

The scrum-half and prolific wing have penned two-year deals.

'In a weird way, that's actually what builds this team. It makes you have character'
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'In a weird way, that's actually what builds this team. It makes you have character'

Nov 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 19,427 Views 4 Comments

Andy Friend’s Connacht will have a ‘red-hot crack’ at Toulouse after beating Montpellier.

Ex-Limerick minor hurler Fitzgerald promoted to senior Connacht contract
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Ex-Limerick minor hurler Fitzgerald promoted to senior Connacht contract

Apr 9th 2019, 4:36 PM 10,137 Views 7 Comments

Matthew Burke and Conor Kenny will also step up from the academy next season.

Promising academy pair get first starts as Connacht look for Sale scalp
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Promising academy pair get first starts as Connacht look for Sale scalp

Oct 20th 2018, 7:45 AM 7,373 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend’s men are hoping to back up last weekend’s Challenge Cup win over Bordeaux.

'Number one, rugby is about expressing yourself. You've got to play'
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'Number one, rugby is about expressing yourself. You've got to play'

Aug 8th 2018, 1:42 PM 9,593 Views 6 Comments

Connacht’s new head coach, Andy Friend, wants his team to play without any fear.

This Falcons video following their Super Bowl heartbreak will give you chills
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This Falcons video following their Super Bowl heartbreak will give you chills

Feb 11th 2017, 1:07 PM 7,504 Views 7 Comments

‘In brotherhood, we fall. In brotherhood, we trust. In brotherhood, we rise.’

'I felt like I was at home here' - Aki and Dillane saw Connacht as best option
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'I felt like I was at home here' - Aki and Dillane saw Connacht as best option

Oct 25th 2016, 4:47 PM 7,939 Views 26 Comments

The centre and lock explain why they signed new contracts with the western province.

'These are the moments I really enjoy, I know it's funny' - Pat Lam
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'These are the moments I really enjoy, I know it's funny' - Pat Lam

Sep 14th 2016, 6:30 AM 5,046 Views 4 Comments

The Connacht head coach insisted his squad have full belief in their culture and systems.

Gerry Adams thinks Ireland needs "another Rising"
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Gerry Adams thinks Ireland needs "another Rising"

Apr 5th 2015, 7:48 PM 29,622 Views 219 Comments

A peaceful one this time.

Henshaw set for Connacht return in sold-out New Year's Day Munster tie
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Henshaw set for Connacht return in sold-out New Year's Day Munster tie

Dec 30th 2014, 11:17 AM 3,585 Views 8 Comments

On-loan lock Quinn Roux and dynamic back row Eoin McKeon are also back in the selection mix.

Half-term report: Connacht keen to make further progress under Lam
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Half-term report: Connacht keen to make further progress under Lam

Dec 29th 2014, 6:00 PM 3,326 Views 3 Comments

The western province have been the story of the season so far in Ireland.

Henshaw set to return but Connacht have underlined their new depth
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Henshaw set to return but Connacht have underlined their new depth

Dec 18th 2014, 6:00 AM 3,590 Views 7 Comments

The likes of Caolin Blade have given Pat Lam some welcome selection headaches for the coming weeks.

Schmidt alert to Connacht's resurgance as five make Ireland group
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Schmidt alert to Connacht's resurgance as five make Ireland group

Oct 23rd 2014, 7:15 AM 4,139 Views 4 Comments

Robbie Henshaw, Kieran Marmion, Rodney Ah You, Nathan White and Darragh Leader have made the November squad.

Connacht denied fourth Pro12 victory in agonising finale against Cardiff
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Connacht denied fourth Pro12 victory in agonising finale against Cardiff

Oct 3rd 2014, 9:34 PM 13,522 Views 17 Comments

Pat Lam’s men had to settle for a share of the points at the Sportsground as the Blues fought back.

'You've got to get top six at the start' - Muldoon's Connacht on track
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'You've got to get top six at the start' - Muldoon's Connacht on track

Sep 22nd 2014, 11:09 AM 3,274 Views 8 Comments

The western province’s captain was part of a superb defensive effort on Friday night at the Sportsground.

Calm belief pays dividends for Pat Lam's Connacht against Leinster
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Calm belief pays dividends for Pat Lam's Connacht against Leinster

Sep 20th 2014, 8:30 AM 6,645 Views 35 Comments

The western province’s head coach feels that the culture within his group is beginning to shine through.

5 pressing questions as Connacht head into Pat Lam's second season
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5 pressing questions as Connacht head into Pat Lam's second season

Sep 2nd 2014, 7:30 AM 5,042 Views 6 Comments

Promising backs, forward’s consistency, Champions Cup qualification and high-profile signings are all addressed.

Elwood pays tribute to 'immense' McSharry ahead of Biarritz tilt
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Elwood pays tribute to 'immense' McSharry ahead of Biarritz tilt

Dec 11th 2012, 6:59 PM 1,667 Views 4 Comments

The Connacht backline is looking its most dangerous in recent memory.