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# connacht-rugby - Friday 30 October, 2020

Former Ireland U20 international to provide second-row cover for Connacht

Cormac Daly, who trained with the province last season, has signed a short-term deal with Andy Friend’s side.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 25 October, 2020

From The42 Connacht produce stunning five-try display to pick up bonus point and end bad away form Big Result

Connacht produce stunning five-try display to pick up bonus point and end bad away form

The Irish province came away from their trip to Edinburgh with an impressive win.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 9 October, 2020

From The42 Arnold and Aki to team up in midfield for Connacht's Cardiff trip Pro14

Arnold and Aki to team up in midfield for Connacht's Cardiff trip

Andy Friend makes two changes to the side which beat Glasgow last weekend.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

From The42 Wootton 'a better person and player' after enduring two difficult years at Munster Fresh Start

Wootton 'a better person and player' after enduring two difficult years at Munster

The talented 26-year-old is thriving with Connacht, having joined the province on loan back in July.

Bundee Aki 'like a man possessed' as Connacht target back-to-back wins

The Ireland centre is fit to face Cardiff Blues but Niall Murray looks set to undergo shoulder surgery.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

From The42 Change of venue can be 'a leveller' but Connacht braced for menacing Cardiff Unopen Arms

Change of venue can be 'a leveller' but Connacht braced for menacing Cardiff

Saturday’s Guinness Pro14 fixture will be played at Rodney Parade in Newport instead of Cardiff’s Arms Park.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 30 August, 2020

From The42 As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Pro14 Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Pro14

We went minute-by-minute as the southern province set out to seal their place in the Pro14 semi-finals.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 23 August, 2020

From The42 As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14 Liveblog

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14

It’s time for provinces west and north to re-enter rugby and we’re going minute-by-minute.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 21 August, 2020

Missing family, but recovering and connecting with fans: Bealham banks positives from lockdown

Finlay Bealham is ready for the resumption of Connacht’s season after returning to full training.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 20 August, 2020

From The42 'The camera can be very deceiving' - Aki downplays impressive post-lockdown physique Bulk

'The camera can be very deceiving' - Aki downplays impressive post-lockdown physique

The Connacht star attracted lots of attention when he returned to club training.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

From The42 'He'll be a pretty hard man to stop' - Friend relishing chance to unleash Aki on rugby's restart Ripped

'He'll be a pretty hard man to stop' - Friend relishing chance to unleash Aki on rugby's restart

The Ireland international will earn his 100th Connacht cap this weekend when the Pro14 resumes.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 9 July, 2020

From The42 Predicting Ireland's first-choice XV for the 2023 Rugby World Cup Next Gen

Predicting Ireland's first-choice XV for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey had several different visions as they gazed into the future.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

From The42 'When I found rugby, I found my self-esteem, my sense of worth' Looking Back

'When I found rugby, I found my self-esteem, my sense of worth'

Former Connacht head coach Pat Lam is this week’s guest on the How To Win At Dominoes podcast.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 11 June, 2020

From The42 'The Stormers coming to Thomond Park': Would you be in favour of a new-look Pro18? Expansion This post contains a poll

'The Stormers coming to Thomond Park': Would you be in favour of a new-look Pro18?

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss the very real prospect of South Africa’s Super Rugby franchises joining the Pro14.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 29 May, 2020

From The42 Adeolokun, Leader and McKeon among 12 departures confirmed by Connacht Clearout

Adeolokun, Leader and McKeon among 12 departures confirmed by Connacht

The trio represented the province over 320 times between them, with Adeolokun earning an Irish cap in 2016.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Connacht need a unit at eight, and Jasper Wiese might fit the bill

‘That’s the one area of the squad that you could say they probably need to go foreign and bring somebody in of a different profile,’ said Bernard Jackman.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 20 March, 2020

'If I can help in some way': Connacht's Copeland offering his house part-time to HSE workers

Robin Copeland speaks to The42 about his lovely gesture to medical workers.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 1 March, 2020

From The42 Composed 14-man Connacht outsmart the Kings Too Good

Composed 14-man Connacht outsmart the Kings

The Irish side were a player down for more than 80% of the game.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 28 February, 2020

Starts for Dillane, Blade and Healy among six changes for Connacht

Andy Friend’s side will take on Southern Kings in the Guinness Pro14 on Sunday in Port Elizabeth.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 22 February, 2020

From The42 'We are chasing now' - Friend admits Connacht face uphill battle after Edinburgh loss Pro14

'We are chasing now' - Friend admits Connacht face uphill battle after Edinburgh loss

The head coach also provided an update on prop Finlay Bealham, who was taken off on a stretcher in the opening minutes.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 15 February, 2020

From The42 Connacht get back to winning ways with comfortable defeat of Cardiff Clean Sheet

Connacht get back to winning ways with comfortable defeat of Cardiff

The Blues sat just one point behind the province in the Conference B table before the game.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 14 February, 2020

From The42 Ireland internationals return as Connacht chase Pro14 play-offs The Starters

Ireland internationals return as Connacht chase Pro14 play-offs

Andy Friend’s side take on Cardiff Blues at the Sportsground.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 13 February, 2020

From The42 Five players agree contract extensions with Connacht Signed Up

Five players agree contract extensions with Connacht

Tom Daly, Peter Robb, Dominic Robertson-McCoy, Shane Delahunt and Conor Kenny have all signed new deals with the provinces.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

From The42 Niall Quinn defends FAI's €30 million rescue package after Basketball Ireland criticism Under Fire

Niall Quinn defends FAI's €30 million rescue package after Basketball Ireland criticism

The former Ireland striker has recently taken over as the association’s Interim Deputy CEO.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 16 January, 2020

From The42 Heffernan eyes vacant Irish hooker slot after inclusion in Farrell's Six Nations squad New Era

Heffernan eyes vacant Irish hooker slot after inclusion in Farrell's Six Nations squad

‘Obviously Rory Best had the jersey pretty much locked down for the last number of years. There probably is a bit of an opening there.’

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Connacht head coach Friend urges Leinster's fringe players to try other provinces

The Australian believes it would benefit everyone if those down Leo Cullen’s pecking order got game time elsewhere.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 11 January, 2020

As it happened: Connacht v Toulouse, European Rugby Champions Cup

Relive all the action as Andy Friend’s team fell to a disappointing defeat at the Sportsground.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 10 January, 2020

From The42 Government announce €10m grants for the Sportsground and RDS, but FAI awarded just €2m Funding

Government announce €10m grants for the Sportsground and RDS, but FAI awarded just €2m

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have announced a series of provisional grants totaling over €77million as part of the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund .

# connacht-rugby - Friday 3 January, 2020

From The42 Leinster make wholesale changes for Connacht's visit to the RDS Boys In Blue

Leinster make wholesale changes for Connacht's visit to the RDS

Will Connors is the only player to retain his starting place from last weekend’s win over Munster.

From The42 Daly thriving out west after 'nearly being a professional trainer' at Leinster Fresh Start

Daly thriving out west after 'nearly being a professional trainer' at Leinster

Tomorrow will mark Tom Daly’s first time facing Leinster since he moved to Connacht last season.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 2 January, 2020

From The42 Quinn Roux's hopes of Six Nations role dashed by surgery on hand injury Setback

Quinn Roux's hopes of Six Nations role dashed by surgery on hand injury

The 29-year-old Connacht lock was recently called into Andy Farrell’s first Irish get-together.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

From The42 McAllister's citing dismissal 'good for rugby' according to Connacht boss Friend Assessment

McAllister's citing dismissal 'good for rugby' according to Connacht boss Friend

‘I totally get that we need to protect the player, but we play a collision sport where accidents do happen.’

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Connacht struggle for numbers but insist Carty and Aki must be rested

Friend says he is keen to give them time to rest up after a hectic few months.

From The42 Connacht's Paddy McAllister cleared following dangerous tackle citing Accidental This post contains videos

Connacht's Paddy McAllister cleared following dangerous tackle citing

Coetzee clash ruled ‘accidental’ by disciplinary committee.

# connacht-rugby - Monday 30 December, 2019

From The42 McAllister to face disciplinary committee over dangerous tackle against Ulster Paddywhack

McAllister to face disciplinary committee over dangerous tackle against Ulster

The Connacht prop has been cited following a nasty collision with Marcell Coetzee during Friday’s game.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 28 December, 2019

From The42 'We burnt a lot of fuel there for no reward' - Friend rues Connacht's missed opportunities Regrets

'We burnt a lot of fuel there for no reward' - Friend rues Connacht's missed opportunities

Ulster came out on top in the interpro showdown.

From The42 Dan McFarland takes home comfort as Ulster reflect on unbeaten 2019 in Belfast Fortress

Dan McFarland takes home comfort as Ulster reflect on unbeaten 2019 in Belfast

The northern province have not lost a game at Kingspan Stadium since October 2018.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 27 December, 2019

From The42 Poll: The best Irish rugby player of 2019 Voting Time This post contains a poll

Poll: The best Irish rugby player of 2019

Have your say on who was the best Irish rugby player over the past 12 months.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Connacht boss delighted with bonus point after 'poor' performance against Munster

Jack Carty’s late try in the 19-14 defeat meant that Connacht got one point for their efforts last night.

From The42 Impressive full Munster debut for the 'small man with a massive heart' Prospect

Impressive full Munster debut for the 'small man with a massive heart'

In his first Munster start, Craig Casey helped the province to a Guinness Pro14 win over Connacht.

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