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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.
Connacht received deserved recognition for their exceptional season with three major winners at the Guinness Pro 12 awards.
It has already been a phenomenal season, but Connacht will certainly have a bigger pep in their step this week after securing a first Pro 12 home semi-final.
Champions Cup rugby was the seasonal goal for Connacht. They can now tick it off.
Connacht and Grenoble produced an epic European Challenge Cup quarter-final that beguiled and bedazzled the 14,876 fans at Stade des Alpes.
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).
While Connacht await Robbie Henshaw's contract decision for next season, which had been expected before Christmas, Lam is continuing to add to his squad - the latest being the promotion of centre Peter Robb and Galwegian flanker Sean O'Brien this week from the Academy.
The 16-game marathon begins for Connacht this evening when they host Zebre at the Galway Sportsground (7.30pm). This unprecedented lengthy succession of games, owing to the World Cup, will test Connacht's squad to the limit. It is a hefty schedule of 10 Pro 12 fixtures, that include the Christmas and New Year interprovincials, and six European matches, including the trip to Siberia to face Enisei and back-to-back games with Newcastle. It comes to a brief respite at the end of January.
The 16-game marathon begins for Connacht tomorrow evening when they host Zebre at the Galway Sportsground (7.30pm).
Galwegians celebrated a return to Ireland's top flight with a narrow 12 -11 victory over aristocrats Cork Constitution on opening day of the Ulster Bank League.