Connacht Rugby have confirmed that backs coach Conor McPhillips will finish in his role with the province at the end of the current season. The former Connacht back, who played with the province from 2003 to 2008, will take up a role as assistant coach with Bristol.
The GUINNESS PRO12 takes centre stage this weekend as the focus returns to club rugby. Sky Sports will screen two massive fixtures taking place among teams from the top six with Ospreys hosting Munster and Ulster taking on Glasgow Warriors.
A Tiernan O'Halloran drop goal and Craig Ronaldson's last-minute penalty capped off a stirring 19-point comeback from Connacht as they floored Cardiff Blues in a ding-dong GUINNESS PRO12 battle at the Arms Park.
Pat Lam has primed his troops for 'the biggest game in Connacht's history' as they attempt to reach their first ever Champions Cup quarter-final. They must either win at Toulouse or at least ensure that the result sees them finishing ahead of the Frenchmen in the final pool table.
Connacht Eagles will play Cornish Pirates at Mennaye Field on Saturday (kick-off 2pm) in their final British & Irish Cup game this season. Head coach Mossy Lawler has named his side for the trip to Cornwall, making eight changes compared to last week's selection.
Connacht and the IRFU have announced that John Muldoon has signed a new contract for the 2017/18 season. The latest deal will extend Muldoon's professional career at the province to an impressive 15 seasons. This current season marks his sixth as captain of the westerners.
Connacht have today confirmed that out-half Steve Crosbie and centre Tom Farrell have been added to the senior squad for the remainder of the 2016/17 season. Loosehead prop Peter McCabe has also joined the province on a loan deal from Munster.