Ireland coach Joe Schmidt denies suggestions that he has influenced team selection in the Irish provinces.
Connacht stroll to an easy seven-try victory over French side La Rochelle in their European Challenge Cup opener.
Three penalties from Craig Ronaldson help Connacht to a scrappy 9-6 Pro12 win at bottom side Benetton Treviso.
Cardiff Blues score two late converted tries to snatch a draw against Connacht in the Pro12 encounter in Galway.
Stuart Hogg crosses twice as Glasgow Warriors claim a bonus-point win and inflict Connacht's first loss of the season.
Connacht stun Leinster as they maintain their winning start to the Pro12 season and move to the top of the table.
Connacht snatch a late victory over Edinburgh to make it two wins from two Pro12 matches for the Irish outfit.
Connacht open the new Pro12 campaign with an encouraging 16-11 victory over the Dragons in Galway.
Ireland rugby international and ex-Connacht skipper Gavin Duffy is added to the Mayo gaelic football squad.
The Ospreys end their disappointing Pro12 campaign with victory over a disjointed Connacht side at the Liberty Stadium.
Former All Black full-back stalwart Mils Muliaina agrees a one-year deal with Irish province Connacht.
Cardiff secure a first win in Ireland for 16 months as they come from behind to defeat Connacht 22-15 in Galway.
Andrew Trimble scores a hat-trick as Ulster rack up eight tries in a Pro12 demolition of Irish rivals Connacht at Ravenhill.
Scarlets edge an eight-try Pro12 thriller against Connacht at Parc y Scarlets on Sunday.
Connacht prop Brett Wilkinson retires from the game because of a serious neck injury sustained against Saracens.
Connacht boost their European qualification hopes while denting those of the Dragons with a bonus-point Pro12 win.
Connacht score five tries at The Sportsground to claim a bonus point as they secure a third successive Pro12 victory.
Connacht move up to 10th in the Pro12 table after holding on to beat basement side Zebre in Sunday's game in Italy.
London Irish sign young Connacht centre Eoin Griffin on a two-year deal from the start of next season.
Connacht recover from a four-point half-time deficit to beat Edinburgh 11-7 in the Pro12 clash at the Sportground in Galway.