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#Connacht

# connacht - Wednesday 28 September, 2022

'Keyboard warriors have no understanding that what they say can affect somebody'
# Mental Health
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# Mental Health

'Keyboard warriors have no understanding that what they say can affect somebody'

Wed 5:04 PM 26,036 Views 9 Comments

Jamie Hagan spoke with disarming honesty on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.

Oliver aiming to add fresh energy as Connacht take on the Bulls
# Reinforcements
From The42
# Reinforcements

Oliver aiming to add fresh energy as Connacht take on the Bulls

Wed 6:30 AM 4,331 Views 1 Comment

The 27-year-old back row is one of the late arrivals to the tour of South Africa.

# connacht - Tuesday 27 September, 2022

'It's not always size... We need to stop being the nice Connacht Irish boys'
# Physicality
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# Physicality

'It's not always size... We need to stop being the nice Connacht Irish boys'

Tue 5:45 AM 6,395 Views 1 Comment

Dewald Senekal wants to see his players bringing more of an edge to their game.

# connacht - Monday 26 September, 2022

Bundee Aki 'extremely apologetic' after his red card for Connacht
# Sorry
From The42
# Sorry

Bundee Aki 'extremely apologetic' after his red card for Connacht

Mon 4:59 PM 13,277 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland centre was sent off during Saturday’s defeat to the Stormers.

# connacht - Saturday 24 September, 2022

Riding out the Storm - Connacht need to bounce back in South Africa this afternoon
# Bouncing Back
From The42
# Bouncing Back

Riding out the Storm - Connacht need to bounce back in South Africa this afternoon

Sep 24th 2022, 7:05 AM 2,828 Views 0 Comments

Andy Friend’s team take on the URC’s defending champions in Stellenbosch.

# connacht - Friday 23 September, 2022

Connacht bolstered by returns of Hansen, Bealham, Butler and Prendergast
# Key Men
From The42
# Key Men

Connacht bolstered by returns of Hansen, Bealham, Butler and Prendergast

Sep 23rd 2022, 12:08 PM 4,926 Views 7 Comments

Ireland centre Bundee Aki has been included on the bench.

# connacht - Thursday 15 September, 2022

The Connacht depth chart: Back three boost and arrivals from Leinster
# Squad
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# Squad

The Connacht depth chart: Back three boost and arrivals from Leinster

Sep 15th 2022, 4:54 PM 6,992 Views 11 Comments

The western province had hoped to sign a new tighthead prop ahead of this season.

# connacht - Monday 12 September, 2022

Thornbury and Connacht 'buzzing to get started' and braced for tough season opener
# Locked And Loaded
From The42
# Locked And Loaded

Thornbury and Connacht 'buzzing to get started' and braced for tough season opener

Sep 12th 2022, 6:10 PM 5,098 Views 1 Comment

The western province are facing into a tricky opening block of fixtures.

# connacht - Saturday 10 September, 2022

ROG's criticism hurt but Carty aiming for another World Cup with Ireland
# Captain
From The42
# Captain

ROG's criticism hurt but Carty aiming for another World Cup with Ireland

Sep 10th 2022, 8:00 AM 37,358 Views 6 Comments

The 30-year-old Connacht skipper is close to returning from a wrist injury.

# connacht - Wednesday 24 August, 2022

Connacht fall to nine-try pre-season defeat in France
# Report
From The42
# Report

Connacht fall to nine-try pre-season defeat in France

Aug 24th 2022, 9:11 PM 19,051 Views 22 Comments

Top 14 finalists Castres ran out 57-19 winners.

# connacht - Tuesday 23 August, 2022

'It’s a huge honour' - Jack Carty takes over as Connacht's club captain
# Skipper
From The42
# Skipper

'It’s a huge honour' - Jack Carty takes over as Connacht's club captain

Aug 23rd 2022, 4:10 PM 5,559 Views 6 Comments

The out-half succeeds Jarrad Butler in the top leadership role.

Fresh faces aplenty as Connacht name XV for pre-season clash with Castres
# Friendly
From The42
# Friendly

Fresh faces aplenty as Connacht name XV for pre-season clash with Castres

Aug 23rd 2022, 12:10 PM 12,046 Views 5 Comments

Ireland international Adam Byrne makes his first appearance after moving from Leinster.

# connacht - Monday 22 August, 2022

Friend moves to DOR role as Connacht re-jig their coaching staff
# New Title
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# New Title

Friend moves to DOR role as Connacht re-jig their coaching staff

Aug 22nd 2022, 4:40 PM 11,023 Views 6 Comments

Peter Wilkins is the province’s new head coach.

# connacht - Thursday 21 July, 2022

Munster to begin at home to Toulouse as provinces' European schedules are confirmed
# Dates For Diary
From The42
# Dates For Diary

Munster to begin at home to Toulouse as provinces' European schedules are confirmed

Jul 21st 2022, 12:00 PM 16,587 Views 7 Comments

Round 1 takes place in the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup on 9/10/11 December.

# connacht - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

IRFU considering new A team competition with South African sides From The42

IRFU considering new A team competition with South African sides

Jul 12th 2022, 4:28 PM 18,573 Views 13 Comments

The provincial A teams have been without international competition in recent years.

# connacht - Friday 1 July, 2022

La Rochelle officially confirm the signing of Ireland international Ultan Dillane
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

La Rochelle officially confirm the signing of Ireland international Ultan Dillane

Jul 1st 2022, 4:50 PM 13,853 Views 4 Comments

The 28-year-old has signed a two-year deal with Ronan O’Gara’s side.

# connacht - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

Irish centre Peter Robb to join Ealing Trailfinders
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Irish centre Peter Robb to join Ealing Trailfinders

Jun 29th 2022, 1:02 PM 11,923 Views 5 Comments

The 27-year-old moves to the English Championship club after seven years with Connacht.

# connacht - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Provinces learn their opponents as Champions Cup and Challenge Cup pool draws made
# European Rugby
From The42
# European Rugby

Provinces learn their opponents as Champions Cup and Challenge Cup pool draws made

Jun 28th 2022, 1:30 PM 25,313 Views 18 Comments

The draws took place at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.

# connacht - Friday 20 May, 2022

Friend picks a blend of youth and experience for Connacht's final game of the season
# URC
From The42
# URC

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

May 20th 2022, 12:25 PM 5,565 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
From The42
# Top Gong

Mack Hansen named player of the year at Connacht awards night

May 14th 2022, 12:13 AM 5,730 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 12,732 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
From The42
# Matt Finish

Connacht record try-scorer Matt Healy calls time on career

May 3rd 2022, 5:11 PM 11,741 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
From The42
# Shark Attack

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

Apr 30th 2022, 5:06 PM 5,815 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
From The42
# Starting XV

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

Apr 29th 2022, 12:13 PM 4,863 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
From The42
# Grind

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

Apr 24th 2022, 9:38 AM 6,744 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
From The42
# 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 23,625 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
From The42
# 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 3,564 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
From The42
# Bouncing Back

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

Apr 18th 2022, 9:07 AM 13,139 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
From The42
# Honesty

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

Updated Apr 16th 2022, 1:02 PM 44,962 Views 38 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
From The42
# Tigers

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

Apr 16th 2022, 7:45 AM 7,761 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
From The42
# Discipline

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

Apr 15th 2022, 10:00 PM 10,536 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
From The42
# J Lowe

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

Apr 15th 2022, 9:21 PM 32,582 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
From The42
# Four LoweKo

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

Apr 15th 2022, 7:28 PM 40,884 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
From The42
# Second Leg

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

Apr 15th 2022, 6:15 AM 4,300 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
From The42
# Teamsheet

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

Apr 14th 2022, 12:25 PM 13,629 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
From The42
# Contact Skills

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

Apr 14th 2022, 6:00 AM 13,211 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
From The42
# 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 17,391 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
From The42
# Wild Card

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

Apr 13th 2022, 7:00 AM 5,658 Views 6 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
From The42
# Cheiks

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

Apr 12th 2022, 6:00 AM 6,213 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
From The42
# All To Play For

Brilliant and bizarre Champions Cup weekend perfectly sets up second legs

Apr 11th 2022, 5:37 PM 21,758 Views 9 Comments

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

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