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Connacht Rugby have lost another player to concussion with news this week that Ben Marshall is retiring immediately.
Connacht, a little more positive on the injury front, face familiar Italian foes Zebre in the Galway Sportsground's final Champions Cup pool fixture this season.
Connacht coach Pat Lam is feeling a lot more confident following the return of seven key squad members as the Pro 12 resumes this weekend.
"Deep down every team in the PRO 12 wants to win it, and every one starts with zero points this weekend." Pat Lam.
New season, same goals, but one big difference. For the first time in the history of the Pro 12 competition Connacht Rugby start as reigning Pro 12 champions.
Connacht Rugby has added experienced lock Lewis Stephenson to this season's line-up as they bid to retain the Pro 12 title won in May for the first time.
From being a Connacht diehard to pulling on the green jersey for his debut against Cardiff Blues in April 2007, Andrew Browne has known more lows than highs in his long association with his native province, and the second row-cum-flanker could be forgiven that this weekend's trip to Edinburgh to face Leinster in the Guinness Pro 12's grand final is all a dream.
Connacht Rugby head to Italy this week with a new set of goals for this last phase of the season.
Pat Lam is preparing his league-leading squad for a physically demanding encounter against fellow play-off hopefuls Edinburgh in Murrayfield tomorrow (7.35pm).
After a brief respite, Connacht Rugby return to action with an unusual Thursday (this evening) Pro 12 fixture against Newport Gwent Dragons in Newport (7.30pm).