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Connacht Rugby on the right road after uphill start

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'A lot done, more to do' - Connacht, after an opening 10 week series of fixtures, has discovered some late form to move up to fourth in the PRO 14 conference table. But it has been something of a slog for new coach Kieran Keane, who admits this mini break could not have come soon enough.

Kieran Keane gets the thumbs up from all at Connacht

Timing is everything, and it looks like the right time for new Connacht head coach Kieran Keane.

Unbeaten Ulster to test Connacht’s improving form

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).

McPhillips and Elwood take on new Connacht coaching roles, as Bell departs

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Connacht's Eric Elwood and former player Conor McPhillips will have new roles in Pat Lam's coaching team next season. Elwood will take over as kicking coach on an advisory basis, along side his current role as domestic games manager, while McPhillips, who was brought into the coaching team last season as an assistant attack coach to Pat Lam, has been appointed as Connacht's new backs coach following the departure of Kiwi Andre Bell to his homeland.

Lam brings Elwood into reshuffled coaching team, as Bell departs

Connacht's Eric Elwood and former player Conor McPhillips will have new roles in Pat Lam's coaching team next season.

Connacht Rugby

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The first team to represent Connacht in rugby played against Leinster on December 8 1885. At that time, the game in the west was played by just a few schools. In the city, it was really only UCG and the Grammar School who played with any regularity. By the beginning of the last century the Jes, the Bish, and St Mary’s were competing. The growth of the game was interrupted by World War I and by the War of Independence, but it improved a lot after the truce.

 

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