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#Connacht

# connacht-rugby - Yesterday's News

Peter Dooley hoping to step out of the shadows with Connacht silverware
# Target
From The42
# Target

Peter Dooley hoping to step out of the shadows with Connacht silverware

23 hours ago 4,407 Views 1 Comment

Loosehead prop has headed west after a decade with his native Leinster.

# connacht-rugby - This week 4th December 2022 - 9th December 2022

Connacht to rest Irish internationals during European pool games
# Challenge Cup
From The42
# Challenge Cup

Connacht to rest Irish internationals during European pool games

Tue 2:31 PM 7,541 Views 5 Comments

The province kick-off their Challenge Cup campaign against Newcastle Falcons on Saturday.

# connacht-rugby - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Connacht get just the boost needed with bonus-point win over Benetton
# Victory
From The42
# Victory

Connacht get just the boost needed with bonus-point win over Benetton

Sat 5:43 PM 10,626 Views 16 Comments

Gusty Italians push The Westerners all the way.

As they approach the half-way mark, Connacht's season is finally set to begin
# Opportunity Knocks
From The42
# Opportunity Knocks

As they approach the half-way mark, Connacht's season is finally set to begin

Sat 7:34 AM 5,034 Views 3 Comments

Fixture list has been cruel for Andy Friend’s side but with the tougher games out of the way, they can view the rest of the campaign with hope.

Mack Hansen shrugs off injury to boost Connacht ahead of Benetton battle
# Mack's Back
From The42
# Mack's Back

Mack Hansen shrugs off injury to boost Connacht ahead of Benetton battle

Nov 29th 2022, 5:16 PM 4,585 Views 0 Comments

Ireland winger passed fit ahead of Saturday’s URC match at the Sportsground.

'We won’t speak about Europe until after this next game. Seriously!'
# Priorities
From The42
# Priorities

'We won’t speak about Europe until after this next game. Seriously!'

Updated Nov 28th 2022, 3:16 PM 29,843 Views 25 Comments

Munster set to focus on league points this Friday in a bid to build momentum into Europe.

# connacht-rugby - Last month November 2022

'There has been no panic - we have continued to work hard and hard work pays off'
# Relief
From The42
# Relief

'There has been no panic - we have continued to work hard and hard work pays off'

Nov 26th 2022, 10:32 PM 13,470 Views 9 Comments

Munster coach Graham Rowntree is hoping they can build on the momentum of tonight’s win over Connacht.

Munster's maul does the trick as they secure bonus point win over Connacht
# Winds Of Change
From The42
# Winds Of Change

Munster's maul does the trick as they secure bonus point win over Connacht

Nov 26th 2022, 9:44 PM 35,928 Views 86 Comments

Munster defeated Connacht 24-17 in blustery conditions in the URC this evening.

Connacht's need is as great as Munster's - both teams can't afford another defeat
# Battleground
From The42
# Battleground

Connacht's need is as great as Munster's - both teams can't afford another defeat

Nov 26th 2022, 7:19 AM 8,040 Views 3 Comments

Sloppy starts to this season’s URC has left these Irish provinces scrambling for points to stay in contention for Europe.

Munster and Connacht welcome back Ireland stars for URC derby
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Munster and Connacht welcome back Ireland stars for URC derby

Nov 25th 2022, 12:21 PM 14,386 Views 18 Comments

The two sides meet at Thomond Park tomorrow night.

ROG to England and the Irish provinces face a crucial block
# Podcast
From The42
# Podcast

ROG to England and the Irish provinces face a crucial block

Nov 25th 2022, 11:29 AM 4,528 Views 0 Comments

Check out today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly podcast.

Friend hoping to end time at Connacht on a high
# Heading Home
From The42
# Heading Home

Friend hoping to end time at Connacht on a high

Nov 23rd 2022, 7:30 AM 4,013 Views 5 Comments

The Connacht director of rugby says he hasn’t been asked to help with the search for his successor.

Ireland winger Hansen likely to miss Connacht's trip to Thomond Park
# Doubt
From The42
# Doubt

Ireland winger Hansen likely to miss Connacht's trip to Thomond Park

Nov 22nd 2022, 3:04 PM 7,446 Views 9 Comments

The winger picked up a thigh injury during Ireland’s defeat of Australia on Saturday.

Connacht confirm Andy Friend will leave at the end of the season
# Farewell
From The42
# Farewell

Connacht confirm Andy Friend will leave at the end of the season

Nov 14th 2022, 3:22 PM 16,934 Views 14 Comments

The popular Australian will depart after five seasons in charge.

Finlay Bealham: 'I wouldn't see myself as a back-up player'
# Ambition
From The42
# Ambition

Finlay Bealham: 'I wouldn't see myself as a back-up player'

Nov 8th 2022, 5:37 PM 9,297 Views 3 Comments

The Connacht tighthead had his best day ever in an Ireland shirt on Saturday.

# connacht-rugby - October October 2022

Connacht's Thornbury added to Ireland A squad in place of Munster's Ahern
# Injury
From The42
# Injury

Connacht's Thornbury added to Ireland A squad in place of Munster's Ahern

Oct 31st 2022, 1:24 PM 9,727 Views 6 Comments

Andy Farrell now has a group of 49 players in camp ahead of the Springboks Test.

'Joe said, 'Put that bottle of Buckfast down, you're coming into Ireland camp!''
# My Little Flower
From The42
# My Little Flower

'Joe said, 'Put that bottle of Buckfast down, you're coming into Ireland camp!''

Oct 30th 2022, 7:00 AM 49,801 Views 17 Comments

Matt Healy has opened a coffee shop after retiring as Connacht’s all-time top try-scorer.

Huge night ahead for Connacht as they aim to continue their revival against Ospreys
# Crossroads
From The42
# Crossroads

Huge night ahead for Connacht as they aim to continue their revival against Ospreys

Oct 29th 2022, 8:15 AM 4,149 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend’s team have won two of their last three games.

'If our fans can stand out there in the rain, then we can certainly play in it'
# Wizard Of Oz
From The42
# Wizard Of Oz

'If our fans can stand out there in the rain, then we can certainly play in it'

Oct 28th 2022, 7:32 AM 4,709 Views 2 Comments

Connacht’s Byron Ralston swapped life in the Australian sun for an Irish winter – but has no regrets.

'The opportunity to drive a programme and shape its culture really excites me'
# Plans
From The42
# Plans

'The opportunity to drive a programme and shape its culture really excites me'

Oct 25th 2022, 7:07 AM 5,190 Views 0 Comments

Peter Wilkins has been tipped as a future director of rugby at Connacht.

'The performances are getting better but we are not there yet'
# Green Shoots
From The42
# Green Shoots

'The performances are getting better but we are not there yet'

Oct 24th 2022, 1:46 PM 5,927 Views 0 Comments

It has been a difficult start to the season for Connacht but they have improved significantly in their last three games.

Friend says Connacht's Porch is international standard - the question now is who will cap him?
# Waiting Game
From The42
# Waiting Game

Friend says Connacht's Porch is international standard - the question now is who will cap him?

Oct 24th 2022, 8:00 AM 24,508 Views 13 Comments

Connacht’s Australian winger will be eligible to switch to Ireland in September 2024.

'We needed that win but there is still more in us'
# Friendly Advice
From The42
# Friendly Advice

'We needed that win but there is still more in us'

Oct 21st 2022, 10:40 PM 6,405 Views 16 Comments

Andy Friend believes Connacht can kick on from tonight’s victory over the Scarlets.

Two-try Hansen inspires Connacht as they secure bonus point win over Scarlets
# SUPERMACK
From The42
# SUPERMACK

Two-try Hansen inspires Connacht as they secure bonus point win over Scarlets

Oct 21st 2022, 9:41 PM 21,569 Views 40 Comments

Connacht were comfortable winners over the Scarlets in the URC this evening.

There is still time for Connacht to turn their season around - but they need to start soon
# Time To Kick On
From The42
# Time To Kick On

There is still time for Connacht to turn their season around - but they need to start soon

Oct 21st 2022, 6:24 AM 2,874 Views 9 Comments

Andy Friend’s team take on Scarlets tonight with just one win posted from their five URC games.

Connacht recall Prendergast and Marmion for Scarlets clash
# Freshening Things Up
From The42
# Freshening Things Up

Connacht recall Prendergast and Marmion for Scarlets clash

Oct 20th 2022, 12:04 PM 6,069 Views 17 Comments

Connacht take on the Welsh side tomorrow with just one win from their first five games.

Boyle and Friend confident that Connacht will click into form soon
# Getting There
From The42
# Getting There

Boyle and Friend confident that Connacht will click into form soon

Oct 17th 2022, 7:19 AM 3,340 Views 2 Comments

Connacht have lost four of their five games this season.

Leinster weather the storm to escape from Galway with yet another win
# URC
From The42
# URC

Leinster weather the storm to escape from Galway with yet another win

Oct 14th 2022, 9:35 PM 37,027 Views 35 Comments

Leinster defeated Connacht 10-0 in the URC this evening to maintain their 100 per cent record.

Connacht hoping their new 4G pitch can help to spark a return to the glory days
# Sponsored By Laya Healthcare
From The42
# Sponsored By Laya Healthcare

Connacht hoping their new 4G pitch can help to spark a return to the glory days

Oct 14th 2022, 8:30 AM 6,893 Views 2 Comments

In the first instalment of Provincial Pride with laya healthcare, we focus on the Westerners.

Rowntree praises effort of his players but laments inaccuracy
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Rowntree praises effort of his players but laments inaccuracy

Oct 7th 2022, 10:40 PM 13,948 Views 20 Comments

Munster lost their third game out of four this season after a nine-point defeat to Connacht in Galway.

Connacht make hard work of it but deservedly record a nine-point win over Munster
# Derby
From The42
# Derby

Connacht make hard work of it but deservedly record a nine-point win over Munster

Oct 7th 2022, 9:42 PM 35,683 Views 87 Comments

Connacht defeated their Irish rivals 20-11 at the Sportsground this evening.

Connacht and Munster are at a crossroads - whoever loses tonight has issues to address
# Grudge
From The42
# Grudge

Connacht and Munster are at a crossroads - whoever loses tonight has issues to address

Oct 7th 2022, 7:17 AM 6,329 Views 20 Comments

The second Irish derby of the season sees Graham Rowntree’s Munster travel to Galway to meet a Connacht team who are on a three-game losing streak.

Carty returns for Connacht as Carbery starts at 15 for Munster
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Carty returns for Connacht as Carbery starts at 15 for Munster

Oct 6th 2022, 12:13 PM 14,585 Views 24 Comments

Andy Friend and Graham Rowntree have named their sides for the huge inter-pro clash.

Ireland's trend-setting attack not about 'pulling rabbits out of the hat'
# Leaders In The Field
From The42
# Leaders In The Field

Ireland's trend-setting attack not about 'pulling rabbits out of the hat'

Oct 5th 2022, 7:00 AM 5,379 Views 2 Comments

Mike Catt has implemented the same attack with the Emerging Ireland squad in South Africa.

Munster expect Connacht backlash on their new 4G pitch in Galway
# Derby Day
From The42
# Derby Day

Munster expect Connacht backlash on their new 4G pitch in Galway

Updated Oct 4th 2022, 8:07 PM 31,260 Views 17 Comments

This Friday’s match looks like a pivotal one for both Irish provinces.

# connacht-rugby - September September 2022

Connacht slip to another URC defeat as Bulls prove too strong in Pretoria
# Second Best
From The42
# Second Best

Connacht slip to another URC defeat as Bulls prove too strong in Pretoria

Sep 30th 2022, 7:44 PM 10,690 Views 22 Comments

Andy Friend’s side fell to a 28-14 defeat at Loftus Versfeld.

Connacht will need something special to topple star-studded Bulls From The42

Connacht will need something special to topple star-studded Bulls

Sep 30th 2022, 7:15 AM 4,141 Views 5 Comments

The province are winless after the opening two rounds of the URC.

Bundee Aki handed eight-week ban following Connacht red card
# Heavy Suspension
From The42
# Heavy Suspension

Bundee Aki handed eight-week ban following Connacht red card

Sep 29th 2022, 4:08 PM 14,463 Views 26 Comments

The centre was sent off for a dangerous clearout during last weekend’s URC defeat to the Stormers.

Connacht hand Hawkshaw first start at out-half
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Connacht hand Hawkshaw first start at out-half

Sep 29th 2022, 12:34 PM 8,036 Views 3 Comments

The province have named their team to take on the Bulls in Pretoria on Friday.

Aki sees red as Connacht fall to the champions in South Africa
# Poor
From The42
# Poor

Aki sees red as Connacht fall to the champions in South Africa

Sep 24th 2022, 4:15 PM 15,681 Views 21 Comments

The hosts recorded a bonus-point win over the western province in Stellenbosch.

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