12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, tickets for Connacht's first home derby match of the season against Leinster are selling fast.
The match, which is expected to be sold-out come match time, has traditionally been an attractive fixture in the Magners League and Interpro calendars with demand for tickets high.
Over the past few weeks tickets have been selling well from Ticketmaster and from the Connacht Branch offices but supporters are encouraged to buy their tickets early.