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Connacht Rugby fans will not get to see Pat Lam's team in action at the Galway Sportsground before the start of this season's Celtic League.
Connacht coach Pat Lam is calling on a new system to regulate referees in the RaboDirect Pro 12. In the wake of Connacht’s 32-30 loss to the Scarlets last weekend in Parc Y Scarlets, Lam says all the referees from the four countries should be controlled by a single entity, similar to SANZAR in the Southern Hemisphere.
Connacht coach Pat Lam is calling on a new system to regulate referees in the RaboDirect Pro 12.
Connacht have given themselves real incentive for finishing out the season with purpose.
BY LINLEY MACKENZIE
Connacht return to the Galway Sportsground for the first time since last month's Heineken Cup win over Zebre when they host the current Celtic League champions tomorrow evening (7.45pm).
The last of Connacht’s major new recruits for next season was completed on Tuesday when former Scottish international Dan Parks agreed to join the Irish province.
From the high of their Heineken Cup victory over Harlequins and a two week break, Connacht return to competitive action in the Pro 12 when they travel to Cardiff to take on the Blues this evening. The challenge for Eric Elwood's men is to deliver the type of performance they displayed in Europe in the bread and butter competition of the Celtic League. If they do not, they will languish at the bottom of the table where Italian strugglers Aironi are poised to overtake them, while a win could see them leap the Dragons.
From the high of their Heineken Cup victory over Harlequins and a two week break, Connacht return to competitive action in the Pro 12 when they travel to Cardiff to take on the Blues tomorrow evening.
Connacht’s biggest season since the game turned professional kicks off on Saturday when the province travels to Italy to face Benetton Treviso in the newly-named Rabo Direct Pro 12 League. Having achieved a best place finish in the Celtic League last season, Connacht’s task now is to consolidate that position, while enjoying the glamour that Heineken Cup rugby will bring to the province for the first time.