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An 18-3 victory over Benetton Treviso at the Galway Sportsground has propelled Connacht into eighth in the Pro 12 league. In grabbing their third win of the campaign before the break for the autumn internationals, Connacht leapfrogged their opponents to conclude the series of 10 games on the bounce, including the opening two Heineken Cup rounds, with a much-needed victory.
Connacht face a tricky assignment against Benetton Treviso on Saturday (5pm) at the Galway Sportsground, but one they are expected to win. Coach Eric Elwood knows both sides will be targeting this latest Pro 12 fixture which, he says, will ensure Connacht need to be at their best if they want to grab a third victory.
Connacht face a tricky assignment against Benetton Treviso on Saturday (5pm) at the Galway Sportsground, but one they are expected to win.
Connacht return to RaboDirect Pro 12 action keen to continue their recent form against the Ospreys on Saturday evening in Wales.
Connacht are preparing for a massive backlash from English premiership champions Harlequins when Heineken Cup rugby returns to the Galway Sportsground on Saturday.
More than 20,000 people took part in the week of activities leading up to the main festival marquee events. With tasting events in local restaurants, Galway’s first dine out in Galway, Oyster Hot spots, parades, shore walks, traditional storytelling, Hot Oyster Awards cooking challenge, masked street parties and of course the World Oyster Opening championship – the traditional highlight of the festival for all visitors.
Connacht will hope that the debut of Dan Parks for the province this evening in the first inter-provincal of the season will be able to give them a springboard to success against Leinster. In the pre-game media build up, Connacht coach Eric Elwood said he was “hopeful” that Parks would make his debut saying, “Dan did some conditioning last week and came through ok, but we will have to see how he backs that up over the week.” But come yesterday’s team announcement Parks made the starting 15 at out-half.
Connacht are still waiting final fitness testing on new signing Dan Parks ahead of tomorrow evening’s first interprovincial fixture of the season.
Connacht Rugby’s away form will be tested this evening when an injury-hit squad faces the Warriors in Glasgow.
Connacht Rugby’s away form will be tested tomorrow evening when an injury-hit squad faces the Warriors in Glasgow.