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Connacht face must-win fixture against Treviso

Connacht’s injury woes look set to continue for this evening’s RaboDirect fixture against Treviso at the Galway Sportsground (7.30pm).

Connacht face must-win fixture against Treviso

Connacht’s injury woes look set to continue for tomorrow evening’s RaboDirect fixture against Treviso at the Galway Sportsground (7.30pm).

Connacht need to front up again for Ospreys visit

After the high of last weekend’s first home Heineken Cup fixture, Connacht return to the bread and butter competition of the RaboDirect Pro 12 on Saturday (6.30pm).

Connacht need to front up again for Ospreys visit

After the high of last weekend’s first home Heineken Cup fixture, Connacht return to the bread and butter competition of the RaboDirect Pro 12 on Saturday (6.30pm).

Five minutes of madness cost Connacht a win against Cardiff

After a testing time last week against Cardiff at home, Connacht's focus now turns to their improving away form and the tough examination they can expect against Ulster on Saturday evening 5.30pm.

Connacht look to bounce back from Cardiff defeat with rare win at Ravenhill

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After a testing time last week against Cardiff at home, Connacht's focus now turns to their improving away form and the tough examination they can expect against Ulster on Saturday evening 5.30pm.

Connacht’s World Cup winger looks to make his debut against Cardiff

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Connacht’s only World Cup player, Fetu’u Vainikolo, is in line to make his debut for the province in Saturday evening’s RaboDirect Pro 12 fixture against Cardiff at the Galway Sportsground (6pm).

Elwood needs a full-strength Connacht after failure to meet early-season targets

Eric Elwood is counting on the two-week break from Rabo Direct Pro 12 action to give his injured players time to recover before an intensive 13 weeks of competition resumes after the World Cup.

Connacht look to land blow on rivals

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Connacht coach Eric Elwood continues to sweat on the availability of some key players for the first interprovincial of this season’s RaboDirect Pro 12. Elwood is delaying naming his starting XV for Saturday’s clash with Leinster at the RDS (5pm) to allow players as much time as possible to recover. Key players include captain Gavin Duffy (calf), winger Tiernan O’Halloran (hamstring), and Eoin Griffin (hamstring). Also carrying injuries, but expected to recover are Frank Murphy (groin), Henry Fa’afili (hip), TJ Anderson (ribs) and Brian Tuohy. James Loxton, who came on as a replacement in his first Pro 12 game last weekend, is ruled out with a medial strain, joining Keith Matthews, Miah Nikora, and Andrew Browne and George Naoupu

Connacht head to Wales looking to keep up good start

Connacht, with 13 points on the RaboDirect Pro 12 table from four outings, face a different and more difficult challenge this evening in Wales. They head to Liberty Stadium knowing the Ospreys are one the strongest and most expensively assembled outfits outside Ireland, at a venue where even achieving a bonus point is always difficult. Still smarting from their bonus-point loss to Edinburgh, which was a missed opportunity, Elwood says there are now bigger challenges ahead. “We have two big games with Ospreys and Leinster away - two very good outfits with big squads so we are under no illusion. We have a tough two weeks before the break.

 

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