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#Challenge Cup

# challenge-cup - Saturday 9 April, 2016

From The42 As it happened: Grenoble v Connacht, Challenge Cup quarter-final Liveblog

As it happened: Grenoble v Connacht, Challenge Cup quarter-final

We stepped on our seatbelts and went minute-by-minute for the battle between province and adopted province in the Challenge Cup knock-out stages.

Nigerian native Adeolokun seizing his chance with Lam's Connacht

The 25-year-old wing has been excellent since joining from Trinity in 2014.

From The42 Connacht meet their match in European quarter clash with Grenoble Preview

Connacht meet their match in European quarter clash with Grenoble

Pat Lam’s side meet a Grenoble team that uses many similar attacking ideas.

# challenge-cup - Thursday 7 April, 2016

From The42 'It'd be remiss of the whole organisation if we stood back and went ‘Oh, we’re happy'' Western Hunger

'It'd be remiss of the whole organisation if we stood back and went ‘Oh, we’re happy''

Connacht captain John Muldoon won’t be taking his foot off the pedal.

# challenge-cup - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

From The42 7 great reasons Leinster, Munster and Ulster fans should still watch rugby this weekend Still Good

7 great reasons Leinster, Munster and Ulster fans should still watch rugby this weekend

Plus, where and when you can watch mighty Connacht (and the rest) in action.

# challenge-cup - Saturday 23 January, 2016

From The42 Lam delighted as Connacht set to meet Grenoble in Challenge Cup quarter-final Reaction

Lam delighted as Connacht set to meet Grenoble in Challenge Cup quarter-final

Robbie Henshaw was among the try scorers on his return from injury.

From The42 Connacht run riot in Galway to secure place in Challenge Cup quarters The West Is Awake

Connacht run riot in Galway to secure place in Challenge Cup quarters

The western province’s European campaign will extend into the spring as they got the job done in Galway.

# challenge-cup - Monday 18 January, 2016

From The42 Brive match-winner buys drinks for Connacht fans before starring in singsong French Toast This post contains videos

Brive match-winner buys drinks for Connacht fans before starring in singsong

Thomas Laranjeira kicked the winning score in the French side’s 21-18 Challenge Cup win on Saturday.

# challenge-cup - Monday 11 January, 2016

From The42 Here's what Ulster and Connacht need to happen to reach their European quarter-finals Explainer

Here's what Ulster and Connacht need to happen to reach their European quarter-finals

A few wins could make everything quite straightforward.

# challenge-cup - Monday 21 December, 2015

From The42 Lam counts cost of injuries ahead of festive interpro Injury Crisis

Lam counts cost of injuries ahead of festive interpro

St Stephen’s Day PRO12 clash with in-form Ulster next on the agenda for Connacht.

# challenge-cup - Sunday 20 December, 2015

Injury-ravaged Connacht slip to first European defeat of season at Newcastle

Pat Lam’s squad was stretched to the extreme, resulting in a heavy defeat.

# challenge-cup - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

From The42 Connacht's injury crisis shows no signs of abating as Buckley goes under the knife Prop Out

Connacht's injury crisis shows no signs of abating as Buckley goes under the knife

Saba Meniugara has been added to the Challenge Cup squad.

# challenge-cup - Monday 14 December, 2015

From The42 Two talented backs from Galway get two-year deals at Connacht Tribal

Two talented backs from Galway get two-year deals at Connacht

The western province continue to underline the importance of homegrown talent.

# challenge-cup - Saturday 12 December, 2015

From The42 'I am so proud of these guys, the injuries have been horrendous' Digging Deep

'I am so proud of these guys, the injuries have been horrendous'

Pat Lam heaps praise on players after depleted squad grind out another impressive win.

# challenge-cup - Thursday 10 December, 2015

From The42 Lam pieces together squad for visit of Newcastle Changing It Up

Lam pieces together squad for visit of Newcastle

Connacht boss forced to shuffle the deck and includes plenty of youngsters for Challenge Cup clash.

# challenge-cup - Sunday 22 November, 2015

From The42 Lam hails 'gutsy' Connacht but loses in-form Fox-Matamua to worrying injury Injury Toll

Lam hails 'gutsy' Connacht but loses in-form Fox-Matamua to worrying injury

The back row was stretchered off in last night’s 21-17 win over Brive in Galway.

# challenge-cup - Saturday 14 November, 2015

From The42 No time for RWC hangovers, European opportunity beckons for Irish provinces It's Back

No time for RWC hangovers, European opportunity beckons for Irish provinces

All four of the Irish sides are in European action over the next two days.

# challenge-cup - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Long ruled out of play-off, RTE lose Six Nations & all today's sport Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: Long ruled out of play-off, RTE lose Six Nations & all today's sport

Also, are the Dubs set to play a Championship game at Nowlan Park next year & there’s been a big rugby shake-up in England.

# challenge-cup - Monday 9 November, 2015

From The42 Connacht flier Healy grounded with hip trouble Injury Woes

Connacht flier Healy grounded with hip trouble

The mission beyond Moscow is aborted for the winger as well as John Cooney and Tom McCartney.

From The42 England, France and Siberia: Here's what's in store for your province in Europe* Pick Up The Pace

England, France and Siberia: Here's what's in store for your province in Europe*

*In Europe, and also 6,000 kilometers away in central Russia.

# challenge-cup - Thursday 6 August, 2015

From The42 Here's Connacht's new white away jersey for the 2015/16 season Fresh

Here's Connacht's new white away jersey for the 2015/16 season

Pat Lam’s men will wear the kit for the first time against Munster in Thomond Park.

# challenge-cup - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Connacht heading to Russia in the Challenge Cup after pool stage draw

Pat Lam’s will travel over 2,000 miles to face the Russian Champions.

# challenge-cup - Friday 1 May, 2015

From The42 David Humphreys' Gloucester survive red card to clinch inaugural Challenge Cup Silverware

David Humphreys' Gloucester survive red card to clinch inaugural Challenge Cup

Bill Meakes saw red for a high, off the ball tackle but the Premiership side hung on.

# challenge-cup - Saturday 4 April, 2015

From The42 Pat Lam's Connacht need to move swiftly past Muliaina distraction Keeping Focus

Pat Lam's Connacht need to move swiftly past Muliaina distraction

A disappointing first-half performance from the western province needs to be addressed urgently.

# challenge-cup - Friday 3 April, 2015

From The42 Connacht exit Challenge Cup despite second-half fightback All Over

Connacht exit Challenge Cup despite second-half fightback

James Hook created the first two scores of the game as Gloucester took a 14-point advantage into the break.

From The42 Connacht's 'grassroots to green shirts' mantra driving improvement Homegrown

Connacht's 'grassroots to green shirts' mantra driving improvement

Experienced forward Andrew Browne explains the motivational power of playing for his home province

# challenge-cup - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

From The42 SBW at the Sportsground and Connacht's other European knock-outs Classic

SBW at the Sportsground and Connacht's other European knock-outs

We take a trip down memory lane to recall the westerners’ past efforts in the Challenge Cup.

# challenge-cup - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

From The42 Leinster have added two wrecking balls to their Champions Cup squad SOB And Church

Leinster have added two wrecking balls to their Champions Cup squad

Connacht have brought two new faces into their Challenge Cup playing group.

# challenge-cup - Monday 26 January, 2015

From The42 Rugby's Challenge Cup will provide a route into the Champions Cup after all Lost In Translation

Rugby's Challenge Cup will provide a route into the Champions Cup after all

Hopefully it’s not a route Connacht need to travel.

# challenge-cup - Friday 23 January, 2015

From The42 Muliaina named as captain - here's the Connacht team to face La Rochelle Mils Street

Muliaina named as captain - here's the Connacht team to face La Rochelle

Pat Lam makes six changes as Connacht chase a place in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

# challenge-cup - Sunday 18 January, 2015

From The42 No scrum, no win: Classy Connacht out-muscled by Chiefs Challenge Cup

No scrum, no win: Classy Connacht out-muscled by Chiefs

The western province scored four tries, but lost a second straight game on home turf.

# challenge-cup - Friday 16 January, 2015

From The42 Roux buying into Connacht's culture but has great memories of Leinster Enforcer

Roux buying into Connacht's culture but has great memories of Leinster

The 24-year-old lock qualifies to play for Ireland later this year.

# challenge-cup - Monday 12 January, 2015

From The42 Dynamic Bundee Aki a concern for Connacht ahead of Exeter showdown Explosive

Dynamic Bundee Aki a concern for Connacht ahead of Exeter showdown

The 24-year-old suffered an ankle injury against Edinburgh on Friday night in Galway.

# challenge-cup - Monday 15 December, 2014

From The42 4 winners and 5 losers after the crucial back-to-back European rugby fixtures Opinion

4 winners and 5 losers after the crucial back-to-back European rugby fixtures

Rounds three and four of the Champions Cup weren’t great for the Irish sides, were they?

# challenge-cup - Saturday 13 December, 2014

From The42 Blade cuts deep as Connacht claim brilliant win away to Bayonne West By Sud-ouest

Blade cuts deep as Connacht claim brilliant win away to Bayonne

The 20-year-old scrum-half scored twice including a late game-changer.

# challenge-cup - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

From The42 Connacht likely to save Henshaw for Leinster clash, Roux hopes to prove fitness for Bayonne Men Of The West

Connacht likely to save Henshaw for Leinster clash, Roux hopes to prove fitness for Bayonne

The Pro12 is the priority for Pat Lam’s men and they’ve got a tough set of fixtures between European games.

# challenge-cup - Saturday 25 October, 2014

From The42 Connacht concede five tries in comprehensive defeat to Chiefs Well Beaten

Connacht concede five tries in comprehensive defeat to Chiefs

Pat Lam’s men were far from their best at Sandy Park in the Challenge Cup.

# challenge-cup - Saturday 18 October, 2014

From The42 Connacht only needed 40 minutes to secure a try bonus point against La Rochelle Challenge Cup

Connacht only needed 40 minutes to secure a try bonus point against La Rochelle

The western province scored seven tries against beleaguered French opposition today.

From The42 Muliaina aiding Connacht's young backs despite injury absence Kicking On

Muliaina aiding Connacht's young backs despite injury absence

The Westerners are refusing to take their foot off the pedal even during the break from the Pro12.

# challenge-cup - Monday 6 October, 2014

From The42 Champions Cup may face year-long wait for four remaining sponsors Commercial

Champions Cup may face year-long wait for four remaining sponsors

The EPCR’s Board Director, Paul McNaughton, has shared the organisation’s sympathy with rugby fans.