Connacht, who boast an enviable record against French clubs in the European Challenge Cup, are targeting a bonus point win away to La Rochelle as they try to qualify for the quarter-finals as one of the best runners-up.
With a quarter-final spot still up for grabs in the European Challenge Cup, the Connacht squad were straight back to training in Galway today ahead of the away clash with La Rochelle next Saturday (kick-off 6.30pm local time/5.30pm Irish time).
The top two teams meet in what could be a pivotal clash in Pool 2 of the European Challenge Cup, with second-placed Connacht aiming to leapfrog Exeter Chiefs and take a step closer to a quarter-final berth.
The Connacht team to face Exeter Chiefs in round 5 of the European Challenge Cup at the Sportsground on Sunday (kick-off 3.15pm) has been named. Head coach Pat Lam has made four personnel changes to the side that lost to Edinburgh.
Ahead of Friday's GUINNESS PRO12 encounter with Edinburgh at the Sportsground, Connacht head coach Pat Lam confirmed that lock Quinn Roux will remain on loan with the province until at least the end of the 2014/15 season.
Connacht head coach Pat Lam has named his team for the sold-out New Year's Day clash with Munster at the Sportsground (kick-off 5pm). There are seven changes to the starting line-up from the Ulster game.