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It has been a dramatic week for Connacht. Amid the shock news that coach Pat Lam is departing at the end of the season for pastures new, Connacht must also try to concentrate their minds on the more immediate task of a significant European Champions Cup fixture in England.
Connacht must turn the disappointment of defeat to Leinster into a winning performance against the Newport Gwent Dragons tomorrow when they meet in Rodney Parade (7.15pm).
Bona fide Champions Cup team Connacht will face four-times European champions Toulouse on Saturday (5.30pm) to open their 2016/17 European campaign.
Connacht will need to take another step up in their Pro 12 title defence when they host unbeaten Ulster at the Galway Sportsground tomorrow evening (7.35pm).
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.
Pat Lam - coach: "I knew it was going to be a challenge, a different style. I know people mentioned old dogs don't learn new tricks, that's wrong, I'm old too and I'm learning right through and I am excited about where I might be in five years' time."
Connacht and Grenoble produced an epic European Challenge Cup quarter-final that beguiled and bedazzled the 14,876 fans at Stade des Alpes.
It is a big week for Connacht Rugby as they host the first of the festive interprovincials at the Galway Sportsground with the visit of Ulster on St Stephen's night (6pm).
It is a confident Connacht that heads to the Welsh capital for tomorrow evening's Guinness Pro 12 fixture against Cardiff in Arms Park (7.05pm).
Connacht Rugby arrived in Siberia yesterday afternoon to be greeted by a blanket of snow for the first European fixture ever to be held in Russia.