Coach Michael Bradley said they were confident that they would secure a place in the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup.
"We know exactly what has to be done to secure the place in the quarter-finals and we are looking forward to going out and hopefully achieving that target," he said.
"That is a good position to be in but there is a job to be done on Friday and the players are looking forward to carrying out that task."
CONNACHT Squad (v Dax): Backs (10) - Liam Bibo, Kieran Campbell, Fionn Carr, Andy Dunne, Gavin Duffy, Ian Keatley, Keith Matthews, Frank Murphy, Troy Nathan, Niva Ta'auso.
Forwards (12) - Andrew Browne, Sean Cronin, Andrew Farley, Adrian Flavin, Ronan Loughney, Robbie Morris, John Muldoon (capt), Michael McCarthy, Ray Ofisa, Colm Rigney, Michael Swift, Brett Wilkinson.