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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.
Connacht’s New Year’s tussle with Leinster marked the first time this season that they lost by more than 12 points. Until Saturday they had not found themselves down and out late in a game at any point this season but the 22-point bonus point victory really didn’t flatter a slick Leinster. They now face a third game in 11 days tonight (Thursday) away to the Dragons (7:00PM).
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 fullback Gavin Duffy is in line to play his 100th game for the province when the current Magners League champions Ospreys visit tomorrow evening (7.05pm).
Connacht fullback Gavin Duffy is in line to play his 100th game for the province when the current Magners League champions Ospreys visit this evening (7.05pm). Duffy, who has been suffering from a back injury, returned to the Irish training squad this week, and Connacht coach Eric Elwood is hoping he will come through the training to take his place in tomorrow evening’s game.
Connacht’s away form, so poor in previous seasons, gets its first test on Saturday when they face the Scarlets at Parc Y Scarlets (3pm).
Eric Elwood is still struggling with a host of injuries, and definitely out are Robbie Morris, Johnny O'Connor, John Muldoon, new signing Barry Barry Faamausili, Eoin FGriffin, and Conor O'Loughlin, while Liam Bibo, who has returned from Australia, will not be considered this week.
Connacht Rugby face a tough challenge against visiting English premiership side Saracens at the Galway Sportsground on Saturday (6.30pm).
Connacht are facing an injury crisis ahead of tomorrow evening’s Magners League clash against title-chasing Edinburgh at the Galway Sportsground (6pm).
Connacht’s resurgent home form will be tested on Saturday (4.30pm) when they enter Leinster’s den for their first Magners League clash this season.