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The final PRO14 preparation game for Andy Friend's Connacht squad sees them heading to Munster for the return A fixture at Thomond Park on Saturday (3pm).
Connacht Rugby concluded the 2019/20 season having achieved their primary ambition to retain Champions Cup status.
Connacht return to the Aviva for their final PRO14 fixture of the 2019/20 season when they face Munster on Sunday (3pm).
Some 25 weeks since Connacht produced a 29-19 win over the Southern Kings, a new-look squad returns to action on Sunday.
Unable to qualify for the PRO14 semi-finals, Connacht are still intent on finishing this season with a flourish when facing Irish rivals Ulster and Munster in the final two fixtures.
Connacht Rugby coach Andy Friend believes his new-look squad, which boasts 12 new additions, has never been in better shape since returning to the Sportsground from Covid-19 lockdown.
Connacht have boosted their squad for the season ahead with the long awaited news of two additional signings.
Connacht Rugby added the 41st member to its 2020/21 squad with Munster's Alex Wootton joining on loan for the season. The versatile backline player can expected to play an important part in Connacht's backline, particularly with the loss of several key players at the end of the last season. The 26-years-old, a former Irish U20 squad member, made a name for himself in Munster as a lethal finisher, and that is what Connacht coach Andy Friend will want as they prepare for the restart on Augut 22. Friend says Wootton’s arrival will strengthen Connacht’s back field options. "Alex is a very exciting back three player who has all the talent to take his game to the next level. His versatility across the back line will also help us as we look to compete on both fronts next season."
A host of players are set to leave Connacht Rugby, following Robin Copeland's announced departure to France this week.
Connacht Rugby arrived in South Africa this morning intent on keeping their PRO14 alive when they face the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.