10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
His efforts in solidifying Ireland's defence can been seen by the fact that Ireland only conceded three tries - two against France and one against England - during the 2009 RBS 6 Nations
The Connacht players were run through some defensive drills, which the Irish squad utilised throughout the Championship, which will no doubt help them in their Magners League clash against the Dragons on Friday night.
Connacht go into their second last home match of the season confident of gaining some momentum before heading to Northampton for their European Challenge Cup quarter-final on Saturday week (April 11).
With only two home games left in the current campaign, supporters of the province are urged to get behind their side for last two games at the Sportsground before the summer break.
Match tickets, as usual, are available at the Connacht Branch offices at the Sportsground as well as from Ticketmaster.