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#Connacht

# connacht - Friday 4 June, 2021

Connacht finish season on a high with bonus-point win over the Ospreys
# Happy Ending
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# Happy Ending

Connacht finish season on a high with bonus-point win over the Ospreys

Jun 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 16,447 Views 22 Comments

Caolin Blade was outstanding as Andy Friend’s men deservedly beat the Welsh visitors.

Wise heads and future stars on show as Connacht clash with Ospreys
# Season Finale
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# Season Finale

Wise heads and future stars on show as Connacht clash with Ospreys

Jun 4th 2021, 6:45 AM 2,537 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend’s men won’t be short of motivation despite this being their last game of the season.

# connacht - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Delahunt set to win his 100th Connacht cap in season finale
# Centurion
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# Centurion

Delahunt set to win his 100th Connacht cap in season finale

Jun 3rd 2021, 12:17 PM 2,849 Views 2 Comments

Connacht finish off their campaign against Ospreys at the Sportsground tomorrow.

Exeter confirm the signing of centre Sean O'Brien from Connacht
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

Exeter confirm the signing of centre Sean O'Brien from Connacht

Jun 3rd 2021, 10:04 AM 22,950 Views 20 Comments

The 23-year-old had impressed for the western province in recent times.

Connacht happy with depth for next season but Buckley injury a concern
# Options
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# Options

Connacht happy with depth for next season but Buckley injury a concern

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:45 AM 5,458 Views 5 Comments

Mack Hansen and Leva Fifita will join the province this summer.

# connacht - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Connacht backing Bundee Aki to be an 'energy giver' for the Lions
# Voice
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# Voice

Connacht backing Bundee Aki to be an 'energy giver' for the Lions

Jun 2nd 2021, 6:15 AM 3,419 Views 3 Comments

The 31-year-old says he’s grateful to be able to represent the western province on tour.

# connacht - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

'The bottom line is that he needs to change his tackle technique'
# Papa
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# Papa

'The bottom line is that he needs to change his tackle technique'

Jun 1st 2021, 2:30 PM 13,341 Views 11 Comments

Abraham Papali’i has been red carded three times for high tackles since joining Connacht.

# connacht - Monday 31 May, 2021

Connacht confirm signing of Tongan international lock Leva Fifita
# Second Row
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# Second Row

Connacht confirm signing of Tongan international lock Leva Fifita

May 31st 2021, 4:11 PM 10,412 Views 5 Comments

The 31-year-old will join from Grenoble this summer to replace Quinn Roux.

'The trial hasn't worked. I don't think it's going to feature beyond the Rainbow Cup'
# Challenge
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# Challenge

'The trial hasn't worked. I don't think it's going to feature beyond the Rainbow Cup'

May 31st 2021, 12:39 PM 14,220 Views 25 Comments

Munster had a successful captain’s challenge at the death against Cardiff Blues.

# connacht - Saturday 29 May, 2021

Benetton end Connacht's dream of making it to the Rainbow Cup final
# Italian Job
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# Italian Job

Benetton end Connacht's dream of making it to the Rainbow Cup final

May 29th 2021, 7:41 PM 34,860 Views 45 Comments

The Italian side are now one win away from a place in their first ever final.

It is do or die for Connacht in Treviso today in bid to reach Rainbow Cup final
# Italian Job
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# Italian Job

It is do or die for Connacht in Treviso today in bid to reach Rainbow Cup final

May 29th 2021, 7:14 AM 5,932 Views 9 Comments

Connacht take on Benetton Treviso needing a bonus-point victory to have any chance of reaching the final.

# connacht - Friday 28 May, 2021

Aki returns after long absence as Buckley set for 200th Connacht cap
# Rainbow Cup
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# Rainbow Cup

Aki returns after long absence as Buckley set for 200th Connacht cap

May 28th 2021, 1:05 PM 5,638 Views 7 Comments

Andy Friend’s side take on Bentton on Saturday.

# connacht - Thursday 27 May, 2021

'Connacht have shown a lot of loyalty to me and I have been loyal to them'
# Stalwart
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# Stalwart

'Connacht have shown a lot of loyalty to me and I have been loyal to them'

May 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,558 Views 2 Comments

Denis Buckley will become the third member of Connacht’s 200 Club this weekend.

# connacht - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

'I'd like to think five or six Connacht guys might be in the frame for Ireland'
# July Tests
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# July Tests

'I'd like to think five or six Connacht guys might be in the frame for Ireland'

May 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,067 Views 18 Comments

The western province are hoping to have a strong representation against Japan and the US.

# connacht - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Lions centre Bundee Aki 'chomping at the bit' to make Connacht return
# Boost
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# Boost

Lions centre Bundee Aki 'chomping at the bit' to make Connacht return

May 25th 2021, 1:07 PM 6,971 Views 4 Comments

The centre hasn’t played since his red card for Ireland during the Six Nations.

# connacht - Saturday 15 May, 2021

Andy Friend: ‘If we want to win silverware, we have to back it up’
# Laying Down A Marker
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# Laying Down A Marker

Andy Friend: ‘If we want to win silverware, we have to back it up’

May 15th 2021, 7:28 AM 6,024 Views 13 Comments

Friend last night became the first coach in Connacht’s history to record a clean sweep of away wins against rival Irish provinces in the same season.

# connacht - Friday 14 May, 2021

CJ Stander: 'It felt like we were playing against more than 15 men'
# CJ's Last Stand
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# CJ's Last Stand

CJ Stander: 'It felt like we were playing against more than 15 men'

May 14th 2021, 9:05 PM 33,910 Views 60 Comments

Munster had two tries disallowed in their defeat to Connacht tonight.

Connacht left singing and dancing in the rain after big win over Munster
# Fiery
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# Fiery

Connacht left singing and dancing in the rain after big win over Munster

May 14th 2021, 8:21 PM 42,587 Views 102 Comments

Munster lost 24-20 to Connacht in tonight’s Rainbow Cup encounter at Thomond Park.

This is Munster's best squad in years - but they still need more youth
# The Kids Are Alright
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# The Kids Are Alright

This is Munster's best squad in years - but they still need more youth

May 14th 2021, 6:58 AM 8,778 Views 25 Comments

Munster meet Connacht in the Rainbow Cup tonight.

# connacht - Monday 10 May, 2021

Long-serving Sligo stalwart and Cork's Belfast-born defender retire from inter-county football
# Curtain Call
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# Curtain Call

Long-serving Sligo stalwart and Cork's Belfast-born defender retire from inter-county football

Updated May 10th 2021, 7:18 PM 11,845 Views 13 Comments

Neil Ewing and James Loughrey have both retired.

'There was an offer made and respectfully Quinn’s made a decision too. That’s just life, that’s rugby'
# On The Move
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# On The Move

'There was an offer made and respectfully Quinn’s made a decision too. That’s just life, that’s rugby'

May 10th 2021, 3:54 PM 12,972 Views 9 Comments

Connacht coach Andy Friend reacted to the news of Quinn Roux’s departure.

'We were touched up by 29 points. That is not good enough'
# Connacht
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# Connacht

'We were touched up by 29 points. That is not good enough'

May 10th 2021, 7:11 AM 7,599 Views 11 Comments

Connacht’s inconsistency this season was evident in Saturday’s defeat to Leinster. After leading 16-0, they lost 50-21.

# connacht - Sunday 9 May, 2021

Friend: ‘Leinster came hard at us – we know Munster will come even harder’
# Battleground
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# Battleground

Friend: ‘Leinster came hard at us – we know Munster will come even harder’

May 9th 2021, 10:09 AM 7,548 Views 10 Comments

Connacht coach, Andy Friend, has identified the areas he needs to fix ahead of Friday’s clash with Munster.

# connacht - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Keenan's hat-trick helps Leinster overcome shocking start to win in Connacht
# Gr-eight
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# Gr-eight

Keenan's hat-trick helps Leinster overcome shocking start to win in Connacht

May 8th 2021, 9:30 PM 32,837 Views 43 Comments

Leinster score eight tries to beat Connacht 50-21 at the Sportsground this evening.

# connacht - Thursday 6 May, 2021

'It’s due recognition for a man who has made a lot of sacrifices' - Connacht coach hails Aki's Lions inclusion
# Heading On Tour
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# Heading On Tour

'It’s due recognition for a man who has made a lot of sacrifices' - Connacht coach hails Aki's Lions inclusion

May 6th 2021, 3:29 PM 9,674 Views 19 Comments

It’s 38 years since Connacht last had a representative in the Lions squad.

# connacht - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Champions Mayo to face Sligo in opener as Connacht senior fixtures released
# Go West
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# Go West

Champions Mayo to face Sligo in opener as Connacht senior fixtures released

May 4th 2021, 4:42 PM 8,300 Views 1 Comment

The game has been fixed for Saturday 26 June.

# connacht - Sunday 2 May, 2021

The former Connacht man now trying to make it as an NFL kicker
# Crossover
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# Crossover

The former Connacht man now trying to make it as an NFL kicker

May 2nd 2021, 12:00 PM 46,517 Views 6 Comments

Tadhg Leader won two caps for the USA in rugby but is now part of the Spring League.

# connacht - Friday 30 April, 2021

Connacht appoint 'extremely impressive' South African Senekal as forwards coach
# New Man In
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# New Man In

Connacht appoint 'extremely impressive' South African Senekal as forwards coach

Apr 30th 2021, 1:34 PM 7,064 Views 8 Comments

The 40-year-old has most recently worked with Stade Francais after taking over from Paul O’Connell.

# connacht - Friday 23 April, 2021

Dan McFarland: 'Our lacklustre collisions got us in a bit of trouble'
# Ulster
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# Ulster

Dan McFarland: 'Our lacklustre collisions got us in a bit of trouble'

Apr 23rd 2021, 11:04 PM 6,583 Views 4 Comments

Ulster threw away a 10-point lead to lose to Connacht in the Kingspan Stadium tonight.

Connacht steal it at the death with dramatic try in the game's last attack
# Late Late Show
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# Late Late Show

Connacht steal it at the death with dramatic try in the game's last attack

Apr 23rd 2021, 10:18 PM 38,263 Views 45 Comments

Connacht beat Ulster 26-24 at Kingspan Stadium in the opening game of the Rainbow Cup.

The Rainbow Cup kicks off tonight. But does anyone really care?
# Over The Rainbow
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# Over The Rainbow

The Rainbow Cup kicks off tonight. But does anyone really care?

Updated Apr 23rd 2021, 3:01 PM 40,492 Views 35 Comments

Rugby’s authorities have tried their best but this new tournament should have been kicked to touch a long time ago.

# connacht - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Addison set for long-awaited Ulster return against Connacht tomorrow
# Comeback
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# Comeback

Addison set for long-awaited Ulster return against Connacht tomorrow

Apr 22nd 2021, 1:36 PM 7,231 Views 11 Comments

Both provinces have named strong teams for the Rainbow Cup opener.

# connacht - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Here are the formats for this week's GAA provincial championship draws for the 2021 season
# Spin The Drum
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# Spin The Drum

Here are the formats for this week's GAA provincial championship draws for the 2021 season

Apr 18th 2021, 7:15 AM 9,853 Views 1 Comment

The draws take place over tomorrow and Tuesday.

# connacht - Saturday 3 April, 2021

Connacht's European season ends with high-scoring defeat to Leicester
# Over And Out
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# Over And Out

Connacht's European season ends with high-scoring defeat to Leicester

Apr 3rd 2021, 10:03 PM 17,699 Views 25 Comments

Andy Friend’s men scored 32 points but conceded 48 in their Challenge Cup clash.

# connacht - Friday 2 April, 2021

Friend insists Connacht out to break 'hoodoos' as he names side for Welford Road
# Tiger Raid
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# Tiger Raid

Friend insists Connacht out to break 'hoodoos' as he names side for Welford Road

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:50 PM 5,845 Views 4 Comments

It’s a showdown with Leicester tomorrow night.

# connacht - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

12 years on from Sixways success Connacht still hampered by English issue
# Hard Road
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# Hard Road

12 years on from Sixways success Connacht still hampered by English issue

Mar 31st 2021, 8:30 PM 15,351 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend’s side take on Leicester Tigers in Welford Road this weekend, but wins on English soil are rare indeed for the Westerners.

# connacht - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Bundee Aki gets four-game ban after red card against England
# Suspension
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# Suspension

Bundee Aki gets four-game ban after red card against England

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 41,740 Views 52 Comments

The ban comes as a big blow for Connacht ahead of their clash with Leicester.

# connacht - Monday 22 March, 2021

Connacht stunned by Scarlets comeback as 21-point interval lead slips away in Pro14 thriller
# Collapse
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# Collapse

Connacht stunned by Scarlets comeback as 21-point interval lead slips away in Pro14 thriller

Mar 22nd 2021, 9:59 PM 15,608 Views 33 Comments

Andy Friend’s side coasted to a 33-13 lead by half-time but only scored three points in the second half.

# connacht - Sunday 21 March, 2021

Tierney-Martin set for Connacht debut off the bench tomorrow night
# Team News
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# Team News

Tierney-Martin set for Connacht debut off the bench tomorrow night

Mar 21st 2021, 1:27 PM 9,441 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend has rejigged his team for the visit to Scarlets.

# connacht - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Connacht fall to one point defeat against Edinburgh
# Pro14
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# Pro14

Connacht fall to one point defeat against Edinburgh

Mar 13th 2021, 10:14 PM 8,375 Views 32 Comments

Andy Friend’s side went down 15-14 at the Sportsground after captain Jarrad Butler was sent off.