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# connacht - Yesterday’s News

Connacht hold off Zebre rally to sign off with narrow win from URC campaign
# Just About
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# Just About

Connacht hold off Zebre rally to sign off with narrow win from URC campaign

22 hours ago 6,867 Views 4 Comments

The hosts were leading by 14 points after 26 minutes but were made to sweat for their win at the Sportsground.

# connacht - Friday 20 May, 2022

Friend picks a blend of youth and experience for Connacht's final game of the season
# URC
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# URC

Friend picks a blend of youth and experience for Connacht's final game of the season

Fri 12:25 PM 5,460 Views 4 Comments

Zebre visit the Sportsground tomorrow evening.

# connacht - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Mack Hansen named player of the year at Connacht awards night
# Top Gong
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# Top Gong

Mack Hansen named player of the year at Connacht awards night

May 14th 2022, 12:13 AM 5,690 Views 3 Comments

Matthew Devine is academy player of the year after helping the Ireland U20s to their Grand Slam.

# connacht - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Connacht comb market for new tighthead as they announce departing players
# No Scrum No Win
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# No Scrum No Win

Connacht comb market for new tighthead as they announce departing players

May 11th 2022, 10:43 AM 12,569 Views 7 Comments

Centurion back row Eoghan Masterson is among the players leaving this summer.

# connacht - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Connacht record try-scorer Matt Healy calls time on career
# Matt Finish
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# Matt Finish

Connacht record try-scorer Matt Healy calls time on career

May 3rd 2022, 5:11 PM 11,697 Views 6 Comments

‘It was never going to last forever. But the memories will.’

# connacht - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Sharks come from behind to overpower Connacht with second-half surge
# Shark Attack
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# Shark Attack

Sharks come from behind to overpower Connacht with second-half surge

Apr 30th 2022, 5:06 PM 5,784 Views 6 Comments

Sharks won 41-21 to move into third place in the URC table..

# connacht - Friday 29 April, 2022

Six changes for Connacht as Blade set to make 150th appearance against Sharks
# Starting XV
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# Starting XV

Six changes for Connacht as Blade set to make 150th appearance against Sharks

Apr 29th 2022, 12:13 PM 4,829 Views 6 Comments

Head coach Andy Friend is hoping to make it a clean sweep against the South African sides in the URC this season.

# connacht - Sunday 24 April, 2022

'You can never doubt the fight and energy that we have within the group'
# Grind
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# Grind

'You can never doubt the fight and energy that we have within the group'

Apr 24th 2022, 9:38 AM 6,728 Views 1 Comment

Connacht head coach Andy Friend insists his players will only get better after rare victory away in South Africa.

# connacht - Saturday 23 April, 2022

Connacht record fine win over Lions but hopes of making the play-offs are over
# Into The Lions Den
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# Into The Lions Den

Connacht record fine win over Lions but hopes of making the play-offs are over

Apr 23rd 2022, 5:03 PM 23,610 Views 6 Comments

Connacht became just the second European team to win in South Africa this season.

# connacht - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

Andy Friend: 'Let’s be the first team to have a clean sweep against the South African sides'
# Rugby
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# Rugby

Andy Friend: 'Let’s be the first team to have a clean sweep against the South African sides'

Apr 20th 2022, 6:30 AM 3,548 Views 0 Comments

The Connacht coach has eye on next season but also sets lofty target.

# connacht - Monday 18 April, 2022

Connacht wait for one more signing but Friend is 'really happy' with his squad
# Bouncing Back
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# Bouncing Back

Connacht wait for one more signing but Friend is 'really happy' with his squad

Apr 18th 2022, 9:07 AM 13,099 Views 21 Comments

Captain and out-half Jack Carty is hopeful the players can cut out their habit of making consecutive errors.

# connacht - Saturday 16 April, 2022

'I don't believe Leinster are better rugby players, but they're better professionals'
# Honesty
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# Honesty

'I don't believe Leinster are better rugby players, but they're better professionals'

Updated Apr 16th 2022, 1:02 PM 44,911 Views 39 Comments

Andy Friend is challenging himself and his Connacht players to be better with their preparation for games.

Leinster march on and look set for 'a hell of a battle' away to Leicester
# Tigers
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# Tigers

Leinster march on and look set for 'a hell of a battle' away to Leicester

Apr 16th 2022, 7:45 AM 7,743 Views 1 Comment

Leo Cullen would be returning to the ground where he played for two seasons.

# connacht - Friday 15 April, 2022

Friend rues 'brainless moments' as Connacht get blown away by Leinster
# Discipline
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# Discipline

Friend rues 'brainless moments' as Connacht get blown away by Leinster

Apr 15th 2022, 10:00 PM 10,517 Views 4 Comments

Bundee Aki and Jack Aungier were both shown yellow cards in the Champions Cup clash.

'He's very, very talented. He brings a different level in terms of his power'
# J Lowe
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# J Lowe

'He's very, very talented. He brings a different level in terms of his power'

Apr 15th 2022, 9:21 PM 32,557 Views 13 Comments

James Lowe was superb again as Leinster dismantled Connacht.

Lowe bags 4 as Leinster demolish Connacht to power into Champions Cup QFs
# Four LoweKo
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# Four LoweKo

Lowe bags 4 as Leinster demolish Connacht to power into Champions Cup QFs

Apr 15th 2022, 7:28 PM 40,841 Views 73 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side were in scintillating form in the sun at the Aviva Stadium.

Connacht must muster a huge upset with Leinster the firm favourites in Dublin
# Second Leg
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# Second Leg

Connacht must muster a huge upset with Leinster the firm favourites in Dublin

Apr 15th 2022, 6:15 AM 4,284 Views 2 Comments

The returns of Andrew Porter and Rónan Kelleher will likely add to Leinster’s power.

# connacht - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Big names return for Leinster and Connacht make scrum-half change
# Teamsheet
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# Teamsheet

Big names return for Leinster and Connacht make scrum-half change

Apr 14th 2022, 12:25 PM 13,618 Views 30 Comments

The teams meet at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.

'He has been brilliant' - VDF hails the impact of Denis Leamy in Leinster
# Contact Skills
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# Contact Skills

'He has been brilliant' - VDF hails the impact of Denis Leamy in Leinster

Apr 14th 2022, 6:00 AM 13,181 Views 10 Comments

The former Munster man became Leinster’s contact skills coach last summer.

# connacht - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

'I loved coaching but I never thought it was going to bring me to the west of Ireland'
# Journey
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# Journey

'I loved coaching but I never thought it was going to bring me to the west of Ireland'

Apr 13th 2022, 7:30 PM 17,327 Views 2 Comments

South Africa native Dewald Senekal has had an interesting journey in rugby before joining Connacht.

'He's an exceptional player' - Leinster wary of the threat of Mack Hansen
# Wild Card
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# Wild Card

'He's an exceptional player' - Leinster wary of the threat of Mack Hansen

Apr 13th 2022, 7:00 AM 5,636 Views 5 Comments

Garry Ringrose sees big scope for improvement in Leinster’s attack and defence.

# connacht - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

'Nothing concrete' from Pumas as Contepomi focuses on Connacht clash
# Cheiks
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# Cheiks

'Nothing concrete' from Pumas as Contepomi focuses on Connacht clash

Apr 12th 2022, 6:00 AM 6,199 Views 3 Comments

The Leinster assistant coach wants to see better launch plays from his team.

# connacht - Monday 11 April, 2022

Brilliant and bizarre Champions Cup weekend perfectly sets up second legs
# All To Play For
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# All To Play For

Brilliant and bizarre Champions Cup weekend perfectly sets up second legs

Apr 11th 2022, 5:37 PM 21,746 Views 8 Comments

Munster, Ulster, Connacht, and Leinster are all still alive after an enthralling round of European action.

# connacht - Saturday 9 April, 2022

Pressure mounts on Munster and Connacht in URC after South African derbies
# Heating Up
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# Heating Up

Pressure mounts on Munster and Connacht in URC after South African derbies

Apr 9th 2022, 5:38 PM 12,557 Views 6 Comments

The Scarlets also won today, meaning Connacht drop to 10th in the table.

'It's very much game on' - Leinster bring advantage home for second Connacht leg
# Half Time
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# Half Time

'It's very much game on' - Leinster bring advantage home for second Connacht leg

Apr 9th 2022, 7:00 AM 24,483 Views 11 Comments

Connacht will need to produce something special in Dublin next Friday.

# connacht - Friday 8 April, 2022

'I thought it was a yellow' - Connacht boss Friend agrees with big referee call
# High Tackle
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# High Tackle

'I thought it was a yellow' - Connacht boss Friend agrees with big referee call

Apr 8th 2022, 11:20 PM 14,720 Views 12 Comments

The Connacht head coach will take some encouragement despite the defeat to Leinster.

Leinster take 5-point lead into second leg after thrilling encounter with Connacht
# Breathless
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# Breathless

Leinster take 5-point lead into second leg after thrilling encounter with Connacht

Apr 8th 2022, 10:01 PM 36,396 Views 68 Comments

James Lowe scored two tries for Leo Cullen’s side in Galway.

'It would be naive to go trying to become a superhero somewhere else'
# Contract
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# Contract

'It would be naive to go trying to become a superhero somewhere else'

Apr 8th 2022, 3:02 PM 28,670 Views 14 Comments

Dan Sheehan says it was an easy decision to stay with Leinster beyond the end of this season.

'The whole of Galway will be buzzing' - Leinster look to land first blow in Connacht
# Home And Away
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# Home And Away

'The whole of Galway will be buzzing' - Leinster look to land first blow in Connacht

Apr 8th 2022, 6:00 AM 5,829 Views 14 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side are firm favourites as the Champions Cup Round of 16 gets underway tonight.

# connacht - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Conan ready to finish on a high after Covid effects and 'stop-start' Six Nations
# Trophy Hunt
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# Trophy Hunt

Conan ready to finish on a high after Covid effects and 'stop-start' Six Nations

Apr 7th 2022, 6:00 AM 4,476 Views 0 Comments

The 29-year-old made three starts as Ireland won the Triple Crown.

# connacht - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

'We’re stoked to be here, but we’re not here to participate. We’re here to win these games'
# Mack Hansen
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# Mack Hansen

'We’re stoked to be here, but we’re not here to participate. We’re here to win these games'

Apr 5th 2022, 3:48 PM 4,774 Views 6 Comments

Man Hansen and Connacht seek to defy the odds and overcome the challenge of Leinster in the Champions Cup.

Ryan back training but Leinster 'not going to rush' his recovery from concussion
# Head Injury
From The42
# Head Injury

Ryan back training but Leinster 'not going to rush' his recovery from concussion

Updated Apr 5th 2022, 8:44 AM 12,390 Views 10 Comments

However, Johnny Sexton is set for his return for the province this weekend.

# connacht - Monday 4 April, 2022

'Mack has really stepped up as a leader. The Six Nations was unbelievable for him'
# Influence
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# Influence

'Mack has really stepped up as a leader. The Six Nations was unbelievable for him'

Apr 4th 2022, 7:38 PM 8,631 Views 6 Comments

Connacht hooker Dave Heffernan and co. enjoyed a crucial win in Italy ahead of their Leinster clashes.

Porter, Kelleher, Larmour step up training load ahead of Connacht clashes
# Update
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# Update

Porter, Kelleher, Larmour step up training load ahead of Connacht clashes

Apr 4th 2022, 2:23 PM 6,424 Views 7 Comments

James Ryan and Ryan Baird remain sidelined ahead of the Champions Cup ties.

# connacht - Saturday 2 April, 2022

Tuimauga try keeps Connacht's URC season alive after they win in dramatic fashion
# Nervy
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# Nervy

Tuimauga try keeps Connacht's URC season alive after they win in dramatic fashion

Apr 2nd 2022, 2:14 PM 11,920 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend’s team left it late to win this vital game in Treviso.

Sometimes miracles happen in sport and right now Connacht need one
# Hope Springs
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# Hope Springs

Sometimes miracles happen in sport and right now Connacht need one

Apr 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 5,675 Views 4 Comments

The Irish province start their URC run-in at Benetton today knowing they need to win their concluding four games to have any chance of making the play-offs.

# connacht - Friday 1 April, 2022

Hansen, Bealham and Thornbury return to give Connacht a necessary boost
# Back In Action
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# Back In Action

Hansen, Bealham and Thornbury return to give Connacht a necessary boost

Apr 1st 2022, 12:12 PM 4,640 Views 0 Comments

Andy Friend’s side take on Benetton tomorrow needing a win to have any hope of making the URC play-offs.

# connacht - Saturday 26 March, 2022

Power of the outcast mentality: 'We always take pride in our home performances'
# WEST AWAKE
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# WEST AWAKE

Power of the outcast mentality: 'We always take pride in our home performances'

Mar 26th 2022, 10:00 AM 16,599 Views 0 Comments

Tiernan O’Halloran and Aidan O’Halloran discuss Connacht, Clifden, Offaly and why culture matters.

# connacht - Friday 25 March, 2022

Frawley returns for Leinster as Connacht ring the changes with Marmion back in the starting XV
# Team News
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# Team News

Frawley returns for Leinster as Connacht ring the changes with Marmion back in the starting XV

Mar 25th 2022, 12:12 PM 8,795 Views 11 Comments

The two provinces meet tomorrow evening in Galway.

# connacht - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

URC springs into life but do the Irish provinces have what it takes to be there at the death?
# URC
From The42
# URC

URC springs into life but do the Irish provinces have what it takes to be there at the death?

Mar 23rd 2022, 6:43 PM 7,323 Views 12 Comments

Connacht need a big finish to make it into next season’s Champions Cup while Munster are scrambling to get a coveted home draw for the knock-outs.

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