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Champions Cup returns to Galway as Connacht take on Toulouse

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Bona fide Champions Cup team Connacht will face four-times European champions Toulouse on Saturday (5.30pm) to open their 2016/17 European campaign.

Unbeaten Ulster to test Connacht’s improving form

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).

Pressure mounts on Connacht to show their champions class

A winning performance is "not far off" promises coach Pat Lam as Connacht come under increasing pressure to get their first points in this season's PRO 12 when Edinburgh visit the Sportsground on Friday (7.35pm).

Lam looks to Connacht culture to turn the tide

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Connacht will take a welcome break from the Sportsground this weekend in a bid to get their Guinness Pro 12 title defence on track.

Connacht need to bounce back

Feet firmly on the ground after last week's surprise Glasgow walloping, Connacht must now produce a performance the Sportsground fans have come to expect when they host Ospreys on Saturday (7.35pm).

Lam boosts Connacht’s second-row options

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.

The late Monsignor Horan would have approved

Some 14 hours before Galway produced a rapturous reception for Connacht Rugby, the squad landed into Ireland West Airport Knock by charter to an unexpected welcome by some 2,000 fans. It set the tone for the next 24 hours after Connacht fans, some having driven from Westport, waited patiently for the delayed Titan flight.

Connacht intent on making history

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Connacht coach Pat Lam is preparing his players for the fight of their lives when they host Glasgow in the biggest game in the province's history on Saturday (6.30pm). Lam says Connacht will need to channel all the hunger, excitement and energy which they possessed in bucketloads in their victory over Gregor Townsend's side two weeks ago if they are to advance to a first Guinness Pro 12 final.

Connacht intent on making history

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Connacht coach Pat Lam is preparing his players for the fight of their lives when they host Glasgow in the biggest game in the province's history on Saturday (6.30pm).

Loughney relishing life’s big occasions

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Long-serving Connacht player Ronan Loughney is relishing taking part in not one, but two, of the most important occasions in his life in the next three weeks.

 

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