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History is on Connacht's side when they face Bordeaux for a European quarter-final

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There is no rest for Connacht Rugby in their bid to achieve Champions Cup rugby this season. Still in the hunt in two competitions, they now return to Bordeaux where they became the first Irish team to win on French soil.

History on Connacht's side when they face Bordeaux in key Euro fixture

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There is no rest for Connacht Rugby in their bid to achieve Champions Cup rugby this season. Still in the hunt in two competitions, they now return to Bordeaux where they became the first Irish team to win on French soil.

European rugby action returns to the Sportsground

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The stakes are increasing as the penultimate European pool fixtures take place this weekend, and the Sportsground will host a key game when Sale arrive in Galway on Saturday (3pm).

No shortage of motivation has Connacht host Munster on Saturday

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Connacht have a super opportunity to round off a successful festive inter-provincial period and leapfrog their visitors Munster in the PRO14 when the two meet at the Galway Sportsground on Saturday (7.35pm).

Connacht ready to test their growing confidence in the RDS

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After Connacht's important victory over Perpignan last Saturday, coach Andy Friend instructed his players to savour the moment because next up was a massive challenge against the champions of Europe and the PRO14 title holders.

Connacht prepare for Perpignan backlash in vital Euro clash

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Connacht's European hopes are on the line tomorrow evening in France (7pm) when they face a Perpignan outfit desperate to get a first win of the season.

‘Winning can become a habit, as can losing’

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Connacht coach Andy Friend believes securing a win against Perpignan at the Sportsground (3pm) this weekend in the European Challenge Cup is important to continue the momentum the province has built up over their last three matches as they head into one of the busiest times of the season.

Connacht ready for Cheetahs and Bloemfontein

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Connacht coach Andy Friend says his players are ready for whatever the Cheetahs and the conditions of Bloemfontein will throw at them whenever kick-off comes around on Saturday at the Toyota Stadium.

‘If we stick to our systems, we have enough to handle it’

Connacht are back in action this Sunday against the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth after a two week break.

Connacht coach Andy Friend believes his team have what it takes to make the Champions Cup

Connacht coach Andy Friend believes his team have what it takes to make the Champions Cup after watching them destroy a hapless Dragons side on Saturday. James Cannon and Colby Fainga’a scored their first tries for the province in a 33-12 bonus point win that carried them up to fifth in the Pro14 Conference A table. Seven Pro14 teams qualify for the Champions Cup and Friend reckons his squad can kick on and grab one of the spots. They are certainly benefiting from the impact of Australian imports David Horwitz and Fainga’a and optimism currently abounds.

 

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