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Eric Elwood is hoping Connacht receive their just reward for one of their best seasons in recent years when they face Munster in their final fixture on Friday week.
Connacht have a real opportuity to overtake Glasgow in the Magners League table if they can achieve the necessary victory when the two sides meet tomorrow at the Galway Sportsground (7pm).
Connacht coach Eric Elwood will spend part of the next two weeks in camp with the Ireland A squad. The Wolfhounds, as they are known, play Scotland A on the Friday before Ireland’s Six Nations opener in Italy.
It was a familiar feeling at the Sportsground on Monday evening as Munster reasserted their dominance over Connacht with a typically defiant victory over their western neighbours.
Connacht will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Sportsground on St Stephen’s Day when they take on Munster in the Magners League, but Eric Elwood’s charges will have to do so without the services of their inspirational captain John Muldoon. The 28-year-old Connacht forward suffered another injury in a season that has been blighted with setbacks. In Connacht’s Amlin Challenge Cup defeat at home to Harlequins the Portumna native broke his arm, it is the second time this year he has suffered from a broken arm, he broke it against New Zealand in the first of the summer tour tests in the southern hemisphere. However it is hoped that the break is not as serious as the one he sustained on international duty and he will be back in action in number of weeks as opposed to months.
Connacht, needing to get wins on the Magners League table, face a critical test tomorrow when newcomers Aironi visit the Galway Sportsground (7pm).
Connacht take a welcome break from competitive action to host international side Manu Samoa at the Galway Sportsground on Tuesday (7.05pm). It is the second time Samoa has visited Galway ( in 1988 as Western Samoa) and two years since Connacht played an international XV when they overcame Portugal 27 - 11.
Connacht take a welcome break from competitive action to host international side Manu Samoa at the Galway Sportsground on Tuesday (7.05pm).
Connacht’s European ambitions are on the line this weekend when they host big-spending French side Bayonne at the Galway Sportsground on Friday (7pm). Last weekend’s surprise loss to Amlin Challenge Cup newcomers Cavalieri means Connacht need to win this weekend to keep any hopes of qualification alive.
Connacht’s European ambitions are on the line this weekend when they host big-spending French side Bayonne at the Galway Sportsground on Friday (7pm).