Connacht Rugby would like to invite applications for the position of Forwards Coach. This position involves the design, implementation, management and coaching of Forward play that will continue to develop players within Connacht Rugby to meet their potential as rugby forwards and people.
The Sportsground has been a real fortress for Connacht this season with just one home defeat in the GUINNESS PRO12. Can they add second-placed Ulster to their interprovincial scalps or will Neil Doak's men take a step closer to a home semi-final?
Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor has today confirmed that 27 players have signed new IRFU contracts to continue playing with the province for 2015/16 and beyond, while a further four players have been added to the Leinster squad.
Connacht have little time to dust themselves off after their exit from the European Challenge Cup, with Ulster coming to Galway for a hugely important interprovincial clash in the GUINNESS PRO12 next Saturday (kick-off 2.40pm).
Although Connacht can take pride from a gutsy second half effort, the concession of two tries before the interval proved crucial as Gloucester advanced to the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup with a 14-7 win.
Connacht Rugby are inviting applications for the position of Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach. Reporting to the provincial Head of Fitness, the Senior S&C Coach will deliver all aspects of Strength and Conditioning (S&C), fitness and sports science at Connacht Rugby including; planning, programme design, programme delivery and monitoring.
It has been confirmed that Connacht centre Dave McSharry suffered a grade 2 PCL tear to his knee during a recent training session. Recovery time for the 25-year-old is likely to be from eight to ten weeks.
There is a lot more than just bragging rights on the line at Thomond Park as despite being nicely positioned in the GUINNESS PRO12 table, third-placed Munster and Connacht, in sixth, both have teams below them ready to pounce if they lose again.
Speaking to Irish Rugby TV after the trophy presentation, RBS 6 Nations winner Robbie Henshaw said: "Words can't describe it...just the whole atmosphere, everyone in the stadium, just the way it ended out. It was pretty intense, the heart was rushing."
Previewing this week's trip to Murrayfield, Ireland's Robbie Henshaw said: "Scotland have a really nice back-line, we're going to have to be sharp on our feet and defend really well. We'll have to match them physically and bring some line speed."