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Connacht desperately want a repeat performance over Leinster when they meet in Saturday's Rainbow Cup second-round fixture at the Sportsground (7.35pm).
It was a "landmark" victory two seasons ago. Connacht broke 60 years of defeats to Ulster in Ravenhill, and they need to do it again tomorrow evening when they meet in the first round of the new Rainbow Cup.
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Connacht have been rocked by a second key management departure this week, with forwards coach Jimmy Duffy also announcing his decision to move on.
Nigel Carolan, always steeped in green, takes flight after some 26 years with Connacht to become a better coach.
Connacht, their PRO14 season concluded, now prepare for the return of European Rugby and a date with former maestros Leicester on Saturday April 3.
Connacht will be using Monday's final PRO14 fixture against the Scarlets in Wales (8pm) as a benchmark for their upcoming European challenge against Leicester.
"Marching in the right direction" is Connacht coach Andy Friend's description of recent results against Munster.
Connacht return to European Challenge Cup rugby and there are real hopes it could provide the impetus for the club to win silverware this season.
Connacht's hopes of arresting Munster's runaway lead of the Guinness PRO14 conference B will be decided tomorrow night in Thomond Park (7.35pm).