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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'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.
Andy Friend, after this first 10 weeks as the new Connacht coach, believes his squad is capable of being a Champions Cup rugby team.
Connacht, having been forced to relinquished any remote hope of attaining a Champions Cup place, now must summon all their pride to face top-of-the-table Glasgow Warriors in Scotland tomorrow evening (7.35pm).
Connacht host their final European pool fixture against French visitors Oyonnax on Saturday determined to finish with a flourish and nail down a home quarter-final.
Connacht’s improving confidence and form will face a different test on New Year’s Day when they travel to the RDS and Leo Cullen’s Leinster(3.15pm).
Seasonal cheer hits the Sportsground this week ahead of the first of the festive interprovincial fixtures with Ulster on Saturday (7.35pm).
'A lot done, more to do' - Connacht, after an opening 10 week series of fixtures, has discovered some late form to move up to fourth in the PRO 14 conference table. But it has been something of a slog for new coach Kieran Keane, who admits this mini break could not have come soon enough.
Connacht are back in the Sportsground after their superb win over Munster to entertain first-time visitors, the Cheetahs, on Saturday (7.35pm).
Connacht return in better form to the Galway Sportsground for the first time in a month, having broken their spell of near misses to record a deserving victory in Europe.