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Pressure mounts on Connacht Rugby to deliver a winning performance when Cardiff Blues arrive at the Galway Sportsground on Saturday (3.15pm).
With an 11-point return from a possible 15 in the opening three Guinness Pro 12 games, Connacht coach Pat Lam is happy, but not yet satisfied.
After three seasons of Heineken Cup rugby, Connacht return to the Challenge Cup next season where they will face new opposition in two French and an English outfit.
New recruit Craig Clarke is expected to win his first competitive cap for Saturday’s interprovincial against Ulster if he come through the week’s fitness testing.
Connacht must maintain their momentum when they return to the Galway Sportsground tomorrow evening (7.45pm) to host Italian visitors Zebre.
Connacht’s away form is under ever-increasing scrutiny as the club heads to Wales to face Cardiff Blues this evening (7.30pm). Coach Eric Elwood has had to make four changes from the side that beat the Ospreys last week. Robbie Henshaw’s involvement with the Irish set up has seen him remain in camp with the national side, so captain Gavin Duffy will start at full back this evening picking up his 151st cap for Connacht. Tiernan O’Halloran’s knee injury has forced him out with Fetu’u Vainikolo replacing him. There will be plenty of extra Mayo interest to see how Brian Murphy does at inside centre, the 27-year-old only signed professionally with Connacht last summer from Galwegians and the former Shrule-Glenncorrib GAA man will be looking to make a big impression. In the pack Andrew Browne will replace Mick Kearney in the second row
Connacht’s away form is under ever-increasing scrutiny as the club heads to Wales to face Cardiff Blues tomorrow evening (7.30pm).
Connacht Rugby head to Italy under pressure to gain a victory over RaboDirect Pro 12 newcomers Zebre tomorrow evening (6. 05pm).
Connacht Rugby entertained Galwegians on the streets of the city yesterday to launch their new playing kit for the 2012/13 season.