10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
Head coach Elwood has added Mike Forshaw and Brian Melrose to his backroom team. Mike is a former Great Britian rugby league player and joins as Connacht's new defence coach, while Brian will take on the role of backs coach.
Meanwhile, Connacht Rugby are looking to engage all supporters of Connacht in generating additional income to facilitate the improvement of their professional squad and Academy.
More importantly, the Connacht branch is looking to strengthen the relationship between the professional squad and the clubs of Connacht. The new Patrons Package initiative will go a long way to reaching these goals.
Each patron has the option of nominating a club in the province. The nominated club will receive a 20% commission of the cost of the package. This is a great way for the rugby-loving public in Connacht to support both their local club and their professional team.
For more information on the new Patrons Package, click here.