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Work to start at Sportsground in readiness of European aristocrats

Connacht Rugby is already swinging into gear to cope with an expected increase in supporters after the province drew European blue-bloods Toulouse in Tuesday’s Heineken Cup draw. Covering for the east terrace at the Galway Sportsground is expected to start within the next two weeks to ensure the College Road venue is more conducive to Heineken Cup rugby fans who will welcome four-times European champions Toulouse later this year. Connacht, in tier four of the 24 teams, has been grouped with the current French champions Toulouse, Amlin Cup winners Harlequins, and Gloucester, who finished third in the English premiership.

Work to start at Sportsground in readiness of European aristocrats

Connacht Rugby is already swinging into gear to cope with an expected increase in supporters after the province drew European blue-bloods Toulouse in Tuesday’s Heineken Cup draw. Covering for the east terrace at the Galway Sportsground is expected to start within the next two weeks to ensure the College Road venue is more conducive to Heineken Cup rugby fans who will welcome four-times European champions Toulouse later this year. Connacht, in tier four of the 24 teams, has been grouped with the current French champions Toulouse, Amlin Cup winners Harlequins, and Gloucester, who finished third in the English premiership.

Connacht close out season with Munster trip

The curtain closes on Connacht Rugby’s season with a final Irish derby clash against Munster at Thomond Park this evening (7.05pm). Magners League leaders Munster, unable to be overtaken, have already qualified for a home semi-final, while Connacht are in a respectable ninth place, ahead of Treviso, Glasgow, and Aironi.

Elwood urges Connacht players to do justice to themselves in final fixture

The curtain closes on Connacht Rugby’s season with a final Irish derby clash against Munster at Thomond Park tomorrow (7.05pm).

Connacht head to Ulster to defy odds

History, odds, and the venue are all against a Connacht victory when they travel to Ravenhill to take on Ulster in tomorrow’s penultimate Magners League fixture. But coach Eric Elwood is approaching this game as he has the last three - as a cup final to be won.

Connacht seek to extend winning run with last home game

Connacht will be hoping to extend their impressive run of form in the Magners League when they play Cardiff Blues in the Sportsground tomorrow (7.45pm).

Elwood asks for big home push

Connacht host their penultimate home match of the season needing to atone for another poor away performance.

Connacht survive to continue fine home form

Connacht take a break from action this weekend after recording their fifth win on the trot at home.

Second Italian helping for Connacht

Eric Elwood is warning his Connacht side against complacency ahead of Friday's meeting with Aironi at the Galway Sportsground. Elwood says Connacht are in no position to take any team for granted and certainly not an Italian side that will be targeting Friday's game to achieve an elusive victory in this season's Magners League. Although Aironi have yet to post a win, Elwood says the Italians have shown considerable improvement.

Connacht cannot be complacent against improving Italians

Eric Elwood is warning his Connacht side against complacency ahead of Friday's meeting with Aironi at the Galway Sportsground.

 

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