Connacht expecting arm-wrestle in 'must-win' PRO14 fixture

Thu, Feb 04, 2021

It is another tricky assignment. In Rodney Parade tomorrow evening (7.35pm) Connacht go in search of a Guinness PRO14 victory to put recent defeats behind them.

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Friend wants to finish the job with silverware

Thu, Feb 04, 2021

Connacht have nailed down some 20 players of the 27 who were out of contract, according to coach Andy Friend.

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Connacht quartet named in Six Nations squad

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Good news, and bad for Connacht representation on this year's Six Nations rugby squad.

Four players have got the nod from head coach Andy Farrell - Bundee Aki, Ultan Dillane, Quinn Roux and Dave Heffernan. Missing out are: Jack Carty, Kieran Marmion and Finlay Bealhan.

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Connacht frustrated again after second-half collapse at Sportsground

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Opportunity lost, and Connacht’s woeful home record continues this season.

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Connacht seek to clip Ospreys' wings in rescheduled PRO14 fixture

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Connacht, after a week's break, are back in action on Sunday for a rescheduled PRO14 fixture against Ospreys in the Sportsground (3pm).

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Connacht facing time out after letting Munster off the hook

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

hree-week break from action after the French government called a halt to its teams playing in the European Cup.

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Leinster's run ends as Carty leads Connacht to victory

Thu, Jan 07, 2021

Nothing beats New Year cheer, and Connacht delivered a bucket load in one 80 minute performance on Saturday. That it came in the RDS against Leinster is all the more special.

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Friend wants more of the same against Munster

Thu, Jan 07, 2021

If lessons were learned from Connacht's defeat to Ulster, now all the positives from victory over Leinster must be repeated in the last of the interprovincial fixtures this weekend.

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Connacht ready to unleash Aussie sevens player for tough assignment against champions Leinster

Thu, Dec 31, 2020

Andy Friend expects to name former Australian Sevens player Ben O'Donnell in Connacht's squad to face Leinster at the RDS on Saturday (7.35pm).

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Festive fare begins at the Sportsground with Ulster's visit

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

No rest for Connacht. After two tough Heineken Champions Cup fixtures, Andy Friend's squad will have little festive fare as they prepare for the first of the seasonal interprovincials, starting on Sunday at the Sportsground against Ulster (7.35pm).

Connacht, after two disappointing Heineken Champions Cup fixtures, must move on quickly to focus on the PRO14. Currently, Connacht are in a healthy position. Although 16 points behind Conference B leaders Munster, Connacht are in second place with 20, and still with a game in hand on the chasing Scarlets with 16 points.

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Connacht and Bristol go head-to-head in Champions Cup Christmas cracker

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Andy Friend’s Connacht and Pat Lam’s Bristol go head-to-head in a showdown which will determine which team is likely to progress in the newly structured Champions Cup this Covid season.

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Champions Cup begins for Connacht against French elite

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Connacht head to France to take one of rugby's elite, Racing 92, in the opening of this season's Champions Cup.

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Connacht look to build momentum before European campaign begins

Thu, Dec 03, 2020

Another unexpected postponement last weekend, and Connacht will be hoping this weekend's refixed PRO14 fixture with Benetton goes ahead as scheduled at the Galway Sportsground tomorrow evening (7.35pm).

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Connacht need to back up performance in Italy with home win

Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Connacht return to the Galway Sportsground needing to utilise home advantage, and for the first time this season put two victories back-to-back.

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Connacht look for redemption in Italy

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Coach Andy Friend will be demanding a winning performance when Connacht head to Italy for the first time this season to face Michael Bradley's Zebre on Sunday (2.30pm).

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Connacht back at the Sportsground after enforced break

Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Connacht welcome a return to PRO14 play this weekend after two-weeks inaction due to Covid-19 cases in opposition clubs.

Welsh side Scarlets are the visitors to the Sportsground on Saturday, and while the enforced hiatus has been frustrating, coach Andy Friend says it has allowed Connacht to be "fresh and fully recovered".

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Connacht boosted with return of internationals for visit to Rodney Parade

Thu, Nov 05, 2020

Connacht head to Wales on Saturday looking for a second successive away PRO14 win when they face the Dragons at Rodney Parade (5.15pm).

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Friend's Connacht to clash with Lam's Bristol in Champions Cup

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

It was inevitable. When both Connacht and Bristol Bears qualified for the Champions Cup, it seemed predestined the two clubs would end up squaring up to each other.

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Connacht missing front-line players for Edinburgh trip

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Life on the road for Connacht does not get any easier this week.

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Better day ahead for Connacht after Cardiff disappointment

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Sometimes it must feel like one step forward and two back for Connacht Rugby. After a deserved opening PRO14 victory against Glasgow at the Sportsground, Connacht unexpectedly fell by 29-7 to Cardiff in Rodney Parade.

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