Connacht stranded in Russia


Connacht remain stranded at a Russian airport after a fault with their plane left them unable to return to Ireland following Saturday's Challenge Cup match against Enisei-STM.

The Pro12 side, who won the game in Siberia 31-14, were scheduled to return home on Saturday, but a technical problem delayed their journey.

And on Monday they were still grounded at Krasnoyarsk Airport - more than 6,000 miles from their destination of Dublin.

Forward Aly Muldowney tweeted to say the players were "still stranded", though he later added that there was "light at the end of the tunnel hopefully".

Connacht's Twitter account had indicated that the team would take to the skies on Monday, with a home Challenge Cup match against Brive to prepare for this weekend.