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Elwood warns Connacht to be on their toes for a full 80 minutes

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Connacht, with 13 points on the RaboDirect Pro 12 table from four outings, face a different and more difficult challenge tomorrow evening in Wales.

Connacht brace themselves for Bradley’s Gunners

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An interesting challenge awaits Connacht tomorrow evening when they come up against Michael Bradley’s Edinburgh at Murrayfield (7.30pm).

Connacht ready to go for first home game of the season

Connacht coach Eric Elwood and his management team are challenging Connacht to raise the bar again when they host the Scarlets in their first home match of the Rabo Direct Pro 12 on Saturday (3.15pm). With 3,000 season tickets already sold, and buoyed by Connacht’s hard-fought win over Treviso in last weekend's opener, Elwood says it is important his team builds on that momentum, particularly for this first home fixture. “We are very much driven this year to push on from last year, so it is one game down and 20 game to go. Treviso is behind us and now it is all systems go for Scarlets. This is our first home match, there is pressure on the boys - on all of us - but that’s what we thrive on and all that mattes is four points.” Elwood says his team is not getting carried away by last weekend's victory, but believes the supporters appreciate the value of a win in Treviso. "People realise how hard it is to get a win in Treviso and, given the conditions with temperatures in the mid thirties, we deserved the victory. People will now come on Saturday expecting another big performance and even another win, and it's up to us to deliver it." Elwood is unlikely to make any changes to his starting XV, but will welcome the return of prop Brett Wilkinson on the replacement benches. Wilkinson’s return from injury will be a big boost for the front row which will once again will be tested against a Scarlets outfit that destroyed Aironi last week.

Connacht Clan to march to Sportsground in support

The reformed Connacht supporters’ club, known as the Connacht Clan, will mark the province’s first competitive home match of the season with a march from Eyre Square to the Sportsground on Saturday.

‘All systems go’ for Connacht’s first home match at revamped Sportsound

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Connacht coach Eric Elwood and his management team are challenging Connacht to raise the bar again when they host the Scarlets in their first home match of the RaboDirect Pro 12 on Saturday (3.15pm).

Connacht kick off new season on Saturday

Connacht’s biggest season since the game turned professional kicks off on Saturday when the province travels to Italy to face Benetton Treviso in the newly-named Rabo Direct Pro 12 League. Having achieved a best place finish in the Celtic League last season, Connacht’s task now is to consolidate that position, while enjoying the glamour that Heineken Cup rugby will bring to the province for the first time.

Open letter from Eric Elwood, Head Coach Connacht Rugby

Dear Connacht Supporters,

Connacht face a new season of challenges as Rabo Direct Pro 12 kicks off

Connacht’s biggest season since the game turned professional kicks off on Saturday when the province travels to Italy to face Benetton Treviso in the newly-named Rabo Direct Pro 12 League.

Connacht remain undrawn on new sponsor as Rabo twelve fixtures announced

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Amid speculation that Connacht Rugby has changed its title sponsor in preparation for its opening Heineken Cup campaign, the province has refused to confirm any new deal. Speaking to the Galway Advertiser yesterday, media officer Luke Murphy insisted the club is still exploring a number of avenues: “Negotiations are still ongoing with a number of parties. We are not in a position to confirm a change to our sponsor as of yet. It is possible an announcement might be made next week but as it stands we cannot confirm any details as we still have a number of interested parties. Obviously the Heineken Cup has been a great accelerator for us. We have been able to redevelop the Sportsground here, putting on a roof and it is a significant capital project.”

Connacht set to host Toulouse in second round of 2011 Heineken Cup

Newcomers Connacht have the honour of opening this year’s Heineken Cup.

 

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