Last year's loss to visitors Treviso still fresh in Connacht's mind

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Deserved winners of the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Team of the Year award this week, Connacht will want to continue their improving form when they host Italian side Treviso on Saturday (3pm).

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Buccaneers prevail over struggling Wegians

Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Local derby honours went to Buccaneers on Friday evening, when they consolidated their lead at the top of table with a 24-12 win over Galwegians.

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Lam more confident as returning players boost his Connacht squad

Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Connacht coach Pat Lam is feeling a lot more confident following the return of seven key squad members as the Pro 12 resumes this weekend.

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Former Connacht prop White joins Buccs coaching team

Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Former Connacht and Ireland prop Nathan White has joined Buccaneers coaching set-up.

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Inis Mor teenager braves the wintry waves for his love of rugby

Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Dreams of becoming a professional sportsperson are not unusual, but a young County Galway teenager is going to great lengths to fulfill his ambition to play the game he loves.

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Galwegians underdogs in Connacht derby

Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Galwegians, struggling since September to win a game, now face high-flying Buccaneers in Dubarry Park on Friday night,

Currently third from bottom of the Ulster Bank League, Galwegians, with just one win, must now take on their Connacht neighbours who lead the division 1B table having lost only one game.

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Corinthians slip to leaders

Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Corinthians take a break from Ulster Bank League action this weekend after suffering a 28-6 loss to division 1A leaders Nenagh Ormond last weekend.

The Galway city side had travelled to Nenagh with high hopes after their fine win against Malone, but the Co Tipperary outfit, with four wins under their belts, were up to the task. Outhalf Clayton Stewart slotted their first penalty after 10 minutes before Corinthians replied with a fine penalty from outhalf Jack Feeney. With the game keenly poised, an excellent break by hooker Conor Muldoon was finished by scrumhalf Peter O'Leary, and Stewart added the extras.

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Connacht need to find a way back during autumn break

Thu, Nov 10, 2016

The break for the Autumn internationals could not have come sooner for Pro 12 champions Connacht after recording their first loss to the Newport Gwent Dragons since 2012.

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Wegians let lead slip

Thu, Nov 10, 2016

Galwegians host old rivals Ballymena on Saturday (2.30pm) in their second successive Ulster Bank League fixture against Ulster opposition at Crowley Park.

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Corinthians too strong for Malone

Thu, Nov 10, 2016

At Corinthian Park, the home side produced a dominant display to overcome Malone by 46-3 in the Ulster Bank League's division 2A.

Corinthian produced some moments of brilliance throughout the 80 minutes after opening their account when Lise Soloa drove over after just three minutes.

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Connacht must slay the Dragons

Thu, Nov 03, 2016

Connacht must turn the disappointment of defeat to Leinster into a winning performance against the Newport Gwent Dragons tomorrow when they meet in Rodney Parade (7.15pm).

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Connacht to crown a good week with repeat win over Leinster

Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Connacht look to finish off a good week for the province when they face their Pro 12 interprovincial rivals Leinster at the RDS on Saturday (5.15pm).

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Connacht savour winning Champions Cup start

Thu, Oct 20, 2016

Connacht are expecting one hell of a fight in Parma on Saturday against a Zebre side gunning for a first Champions Cup victory.

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Champions Cup returns to Galway as Connacht take on Toulouse

Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Bona fide Champions Cup team Connacht will face four-times European champions Toulouse on Saturday (5.30pm) to open their 2016/17 European campaign.

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Fijian flanker joins Connacht

Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Fijian flanker Naulia Dawai has signed for Connacht on a two-year deal.

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Galwegians forced to make do with bonus point

Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Galwegians produced a gutsy performance only to come up short against high-flying division 1B league leaders UL Bohemians at Crowley Park on Saturday.

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Unbeaten Ulster to test Connacht’s improving form

Thu, Oct 06, 2016

Connacht will need to take another step up in their Pro 12 title defence when they host unbeaten Ulster at the Galway Sportsground tomorrow evening (7.35pm).

Last weekend's 28-15 win over Edinburgh was not only their first after three defeats, but, importantly, it represented a real glimpse of the rugby the title holders produced last season. And coach Pat Lam will demand more again tomorrow when they face league leaders Ulster.

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Wegians off the mark with bonus point win

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Galwegians followed up an opening season loss with a bonus point 31-14 victory at home to UCC on Saturday in their Ulster Bank All-Ireland League division 1B campaign.

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Connacht's Nathan White forced to retire

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Connacht have lost influential prop Nathan White, who has been forced to retire following a concussion injury in March.

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Pressure mounts on Connacht to show their champions class

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

A winning performance is "not far off" promises coach Pat Lam as Connacht come under increasing pressure to get their first points in this season's PRO 12 when Edinburgh visit the Sportsground on Friday (7.35pm).

After an improved performance, but ultimately a disappointing defeat to the Scarlets at Parc Y Scarlets at the weekend, Lam says his faith in the team, despite three defeats on the trot, is unshakeable.

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