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Former All Black centurion Mils Muliaina, who captained Connacht for the first time at the weekend, has applauded the attitude of his new teammates.
Connacht have also confirmed that winger Niyi Adeolokun, who joined the province this season as a development player, has signed a two-year professional contract to stay at the Galway Sportsground.
Connacht return to Guinness Pro 12 action against Zebre at the Sportsground this evening (7.35pm) with some key players giving province a boost. New Kiwi signings Mils Muliaini and Bundi Aki will both start with Muliani making his debut for the provience and Aki will be taking his home bow. Connacht’s latest recruit from Auckland Blues, Tom McCartney will take his place on the bench from the off. Although signed as a hooker, McCartney is also a prop and he could find himself at some stage helping to anchor the scrum with Connacht's front options once again taking an injury hit.
Connacht return to Guinness Pro 12 action against Zebre at the Sportsground tomorrow evening (7.35pm) with some key players expected to give the province a boost.
Connacht Rugby, with little time to enjoy their “massive” win over Leinster, now head to Glasgow knowing the Scottish trailblazers are a different proposition, particularly at Scotstoun, in this evening’s Guinness Pro 12 fixture (7.35pm). Connacht’s perfect start to the season has been matched by Glasgow and current table-toppers Ospreys, and tomorrow evening represents a huge challenge for Pat Lam’s improving side. Last year’s league finalists, Glasgow have been beaten only once in the last 13 outings as coach Gregor Townsend has developed a brand of rugby that is both powerful and pacey. All Connacht’s resources, both physical and mental, will be tested to the hilt against a side that can mix relentless offloading with kicking prowess and backs with pace.
Connacht Rugby, with little time to enjoy their “massive” win over Leinster, now head to Glasgow knowing the Scottish trailblazers are a different proposition, particularly at Scotstoun, in tomorrow evening’s Guinness Pro 12 fixture (7.35pm).
The games are about to begin and the goal is set. Connacht, with greater expectations than before, head into a new season with a single ambition - to qualify for the European Champions Cup through the Guinness Pro 12.
Eight new players, including the province’s biggest addition Mils Muliaina, signals Pat Lam’s first full squad selection since taking over the reins from Eric Elwood.