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Connacht face early 'cup final' clash with Cardiff

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Connacht's impressive development this season will be put to the test tomorrow at 3pm when play-off rivals Cardiff hit the Sportsground for the penultimate PRO14 conference fixture.

Connacht face early ‘cup final’ clash with Cardiff

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Connacht's impressive development this season will be put to the test on Saturday (3pm) when play-off rivals Cardiff hit the Sportsground for the penultimate PRO14 conference fixture.

A time for personal memories as provincial rugby teams all achieve victories

Well, what do we make of the weather? Last week it was completely spring-like, mild temperatures, lots of sunshine, and one would really think that spring had arrived. In contrast, this week started off with cold, showery, shivery type of weather and low temperatures. So it is the old story; we think spring has come but really it hasn’t. And yet, the daffodils are out, not quite in abundance yet but they are out with their yellow blooms. In my back garden I have a small magnolia tree. Now, it is called a dwarf magnolia, but because of political correctness you are not allowed any more to say that word with regard to anything, and so it is a small magnolia. The buds are already on all of the branches of that magnolia tree, which would indicate that it is soon going to flower. But somehow I don’t think so if this weather continues. Be that as it may, well at least so far we’ve been spared the snow and wild winds which were very much the climate of 12 months ago. So let’s hope the benign days continue – and more daffodils please, and more buds turning to flower please, in everyone’s garden!

Connacht kick off defining block of PRO14 fixtures against visiting Cheetahs

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Fresh from a two-week break, Connacht return to league action in what will be a defining period in this season's campaign.

Connacht right to be wary of Bradley's improving Italians

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Game two of the 2018/19 Guinness PRO14 season, and already the pressure is on Connacht to deliver a winning result when former coach Michael Bradley returns with his improving Zebre outfit on Saturday (5.15pm).

Europe helps Keane's Connacht finds its winning form

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Connacht is looking to continue its love affair with Europe, having qualified for a home quarter-final with a demolition of visitors Oyonnax by 50-14 on Saturday.

Keane happy to be home as Brive return to Sportsground

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Connacht can give themselves a real chance of qualifying for European quarter-finals if the repeat their performance and victory over Brive in the Galway Sportsground on Saturday (3pm).

Keane happy to be home as Brive return to Sportsground

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Connacht can give themselves a real chance of qualifying for European quarter-finals if they repeat their performance and victory over Brive in the Galway Sportsground on Saturday (3pm).

Connacht's physicality and fortitude will be tested in Brive

A change of scene and competition might be just what Connacht needs when heading to France to face Brive in the third round of the European Challenge Cup on Saturday (8pm).

Connacht must take chance to pull away from close rivals

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Connacht return to action after a two-week break facing a block of 10 fixtures which will be crucial in achieving their seasonal ambitions. The transition period from the Pat Lam to Kieran Keane is now over, for players and management. The new structures and systems are in place, and it is all about perfecting, polishing, and producing winning performances at a higher level and with consistency demanded by the new coaching team.

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