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#Connacht

# 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 41,748 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 9,445 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
From The42
# 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.

Dead rubber can offer a little bounce for Connacht
# Opportunity Knocks
From The42
# Opportunity Knocks

Dead rubber can offer a little bounce for Connacht

Mar 13th 2021, 6:15 AM 4,782 Views 3 Comments

It’s a Connacht side with debuts and full debuts to celebrate.

# connacht - Friday 12 March, 2021

Connacht young guns set for milestones as Friend shakes things up for Edinburgh clash
# Western Promise
From The42
# Western Promise

Connacht young guns set for milestones as Friend shakes things up for Edinburgh clash

Mar 12th 2021, 12:23 PM 6,155 Views 4 Comments

The Sportsground hosts tomorrow night’s action.

# connacht - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Tigers the focus for Connacht as they prepare to rotate in Pro14
# Opportunity Knocks
From The42
# Opportunity Knocks

Tigers the focus for Connacht as they prepare to rotate in Pro14

Mar 10th 2021, 6:44 AM 6,507 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend and Denis Buckley have their eye on European silverware.

# connacht - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Leinster and Munster both facing tricky European routes
# Draw
From The42
# Draw

Leinster and Munster both facing tricky European routes

Mar 9th 2021, 4:53 PM 6,529 Views 6 Comments

Ulster and Connacht will be targeting Challenge Cup success.

Connacht to travel to Leicester as Ulster draw Quins in Challenge Cup
# Fixtures
From The42
# Fixtures

Connacht to travel to Leicester as Ulster draw Quins in Challenge Cup

Mar 9th 2021, 12:33 PM 6,173 Views 16 Comments

Both provinces will be away from home in the round of 16.

# connacht - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Munster set to 'embrace' Pro14 final as they look to end 10-year trophy drought
# Finalists
From The42
# Finalists

Munster set to 'embrace' Pro14 final as they look to end 10-year trophy drought

Mar 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 27,350 Views 34 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side secured their place with a narrow victory over Connacht last night.

# connacht - Friday 5 March, 2021

'Big games get won by special moments' - Van Graan hails Haley's solo score
# Magic Moment
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# Magic Moment

'Big games get won by special moments' - Van Graan hails Haley's solo score

Mar 5th 2021, 10:22 PM 11,366 Views 39 Comments

The Munster fullback produced a brilliant solo score to help his side secure a Pro14 final spot.

Van Graan's Munster seal Pro14 final spot after edging past Connacht
# Decider
From The42
# Decider

Van Graan's Munster seal Pro14 final spot after edging past Connacht

Mar 5th 2021, 9:21 PM 35,299 Views 174 Comments

The southern province will have a chance to end their 10-year trophy drought later this month.

Munster look to seal Pro14 final spot as Connacht bid for upset in Limerick
# On The Verge
From The42
# On The Verge

Munster look to seal Pro14 final spot as Connacht bid for upset in Limerick

Mar 5th 2021, 6:00 AM 7,099 Views 6 Comments

Both sides have made notable changes for the clash at Thomond Park.

# connacht - Thursday 4 March, 2021

'If we win this weekend, 100% it’s possible': O'Halloran intent on chasing down Munster
# In The Hunt
From The42
# In The Hunt

'If we win this weekend, 100% it’s possible': O'Halloran intent on chasing down Munster

Mar 4th 2021, 6:55 AM 6,320 Views 7 Comments

The fullback knows Connacht must whittle Munster’s lead by at least four points tomorrow.

# connacht - Friday 26 February, 2021

Bundee Aki's last minute try seals victory for Connacht in Treviso
# Just In Time
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# Just In Time

Bundee Aki's last minute try seals victory for Connacht in Treviso

Feb 26th 2021, 7:42 PM 12,891 Views 14 Comments

Connacht beat Benetton Treviso 19-17 to keep the pressure on Munster in Conference B.

Control key as Connacht bring big guns to Benetton
# Steady As She Goes
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# Steady As She Goes

Control key as Connacht bring big guns to Benetton

Feb 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 3,349 Views 1 Comment

The western province are riding high in Conference B and ought to have plenty in reserve in Treviso.

# connacht - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Dowling delighted to have back issue behind him as he settles in with Connacht From The42

Dowling delighted to have back issue behind him as he settles in with Connacht

Feb 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 4,611 Views 1 Comment

The second row endured a long wait and rehab before he got to pull on the green jersey this month.

# connacht - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Connacht generating alternative to Aki's innate energy
# Catalyst
From The42
# Catalyst

Connacht generating alternative to Aki's innate energy

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 7,782 Views 2 Comments

The centre is an irreplaceable personality in any team, but Connacht have worked at how they operate in his absence.

# connacht - Monday 22 February, 2021

Friend backs Connacht to make the next step as season hots up
# On The Up
From The42
# On The Up

Friend backs Connacht to make the next step as season hots up

Feb 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 6,497 Views 21 Comments

The Connacht coach believes his team can get significantly better.

# connacht - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Wootton the hero as Connacht secure bonus point win over Cardiff
# Gael Force
From The42
# Gael Force

Wootton the hero as Connacht secure bonus point win over Cardiff

Feb 20th 2021, 9:39 PM 25,484 Views 28 Comments

Andy Friend’s side beat their Conference B rivals in a tense encounter at The Sportsground.

# connacht - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Connacht 'heading in the right direction' as trio return to training
# Room To Improve
From The42
# Room To Improve

Connacht 'heading in the right direction' as trio return to training

Feb 2nd 2021, 12:42 PM 4,200 Views 0 Comments

Paddy McAllister, Tiernan O’Halloran and Eoghan Masterson are all back training ahead of Friday’s game against the Dragons.

# connacht - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Connacht give up strong half-time lead to lose at home to the Ospreys
# Frustration
From The42
# Frustration

Connacht give up strong half-time lead to lose at home to the Ospreys

Jan 24th 2021, 4:57 PM 9,749 Views 29 Comments

Andy Friend’s men were second best as the Ospreys won in Ireland for the first time in more than four years.

Connacht buoyant for bonus game against Ospreys
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Connacht buoyant for bonus game against Ospreys

Jan 24th 2021, 8:30 AM 5,837 Views 2 Comments

With a dearth of fixtures about, there is a sense of delight among players just to have a game.

# connacht - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Clarity key for Connacht and Dillane
# Focus
From The42
# Focus

Clarity key for Connacht and Dillane

Jan 21st 2021, 6:17 AM 5,321 Views 1 Comment

The Westerners were left frustrated by muddled information against Munster.

# connacht - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

'We can’t just roll it out for the inter-pros': Connacht intent on showing their 'New Us'
# Consistency
From The42
# Consistency

'We can’t just roll it out for the inter-pros': Connacht intent on showing their 'New Us'

Jan 20th 2021, 6:23 AM 4,263 Views 0 Comments

Hitting their stride for derbies and stuttering overseas isn’t acceptable for Andy Friend.

# connacht - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'Positive' contract outlook for Friend as Aki nears return
# Connacht
From The42
# Connacht

'Positive' contract outlook for Friend as Aki nears return

Jan 19th 2021, 12:34 PM 4,839 Views 6 Comments

The Australian says he is happy in Connacht and hopes to ink a new deal soon.

Reigning All-Ireland champions Galway to face Mayo in Connacht opener
# Underage
From The42
# Underage

Reigning All-Ireland champions Galway to face Mayo in Connacht opener

Jan 19th 2021, 8:02 AM 7,260 Views 0 Comments

This year’s Connacht U20 and minor championship draws were made last night.

# connacht - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Connacht hoping to extend head coach Friend's contract into next season
# Negotiations
From The42
# Negotiations

Connacht hoping to extend head coach Friend's contract into next season

Jan 14th 2021, 11:00 AM 6,273 Views 6 Comments

The Australian has proven hugely popular with players and supporters alike since arriving in 2018.

# connacht - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Munster v Leinster a tasty Six Nations trial but Farrell may have concerns
# Schedule
From The42
# Schedule

Munster v Leinster a tasty Six Nations trial but Farrell may have concerns

Jan 12th 2021, 7:30 PM 11,342 Views 16 Comments

Connacht and Ulster don’t have any senior games scheduled before the Six Nations.

# connacht - Monday 11 January, 2021

'Unfortunately, Connacht just made the wrong decision in this case'
# Endgame
From The42
# Endgame

'Unfortunately, Connacht just made the wrong decision in this case'

Jan 11th 2021, 3:20 PM 11,066 Views 5 Comments

The final scrum offered Andy Friend’s men a 15v13 chance to win late on against Munster.

# connacht - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Munster feel 'lucky' to come away with win after late scare against Connacht
# Resolve
From The42
# Resolve

Munster feel 'lucky' to come away with win after late scare against Connacht

Jan 10th 2021, 9:38 AM 11,549 Views 32 Comments

Johann van Graan’s men nearly lost out in a dramatic endgame.

# connacht - Saturday 9 January, 2021

'A scrum against 13 men and we weren’t smart' - Connacht boss Friend
# Regrets
From The42
# Regrets

'A scrum against 13 men and we weren’t smart' - Connacht boss Friend

Jan 9th 2021, 10:29 PM 17,584 Views 16 Comments

The western province had a late, late chance to grab a win against Munster.

Beirne shines as Van Graan's Munster cling on for gritty win away to Connacht
# Battle
From The42
# Battle

Beirne shines as Van Graan's Munster cling on for gritty win away to Connacht

Jan 9th 2021, 9:36 PM 35,808 Views 83 Comments

Chris Farrell’s first-half try was crucial while JJ Hanrahan kicked 11 points off the tee.

Connacht bid to back up Leinster win against strong visiting Munster side
# Interprovincial
From The42
# Interprovincial

Connacht bid to back up Leinster win against strong visiting Munster side

Jan 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,437 Views 15 Comments

Johann van Graan has brought his frontliners back for this evening’s clash in Galway.

# connacht - Friday 8 January, 2021

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision
# Concerns
From The42
# Concerns

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 3:00 PM 16,799 Views 7 Comments

The Top 14 clubs could be forced to withdraw from two rounds of games this month.

Munster's big guns return as Connacht make four changes for inter-pro clash
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Munster's big guns return as Connacht make four changes for inter-pro clash

Jan 8th 2021, 12:12 PM 15,131 Views 33 Comments

Bundee Aki hasn’t recovered from a knee injury to feature at the Sportsground.

Hanrahan hopes re-shaped leadership group can lead to more Munster progress
# Player Led
From The42
# Player Led

Hanrahan hopes re-shaped leadership group can lead to more Munster progress

Jan 8th 2021, 8:25 AM 7,515 Views 14 Comments

‘Johann was brilliant in that he stepped back and handed it to the players.’

# connacht - Thursday 7 January, 2021

'The move to Connacht came at a point in my career where I was kinda lost'
# In Form
From The42
# In Form

'The move to Connacht came at a point in my career where I was kinda lost'

Jan 7th 2021, 8:00 AM 20,321 Views 4 Comments

Carlow man Tom Daly is playing the best rugby of his career under Andy Friend.

'I've a long history with Friendy, he's always been good to me'
# Compatriots
From The42
# Compatriots

'I've a long history with Friendy, he's always been good to me'

Jan 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,843 Views 1 Comment

Munster coach Stephen Larkham laments a ‘short’ working relationship with Friend in 2011, but has fond memories meeting as a young player.

# connacht - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

'It’s a bit like shopping in Aldi as opposed to Brown Thomas'
# Recruitment
From The42
# Recruitment

'It’s a bit like shopping in Aldi as opposed to Brown Thomas'

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 55,388 Views 12 Comments

Andy Friend says Connacht are always open to good players joining from other provinces.