Connacht Rugby and Life Style Sports launched the province's new home jersey in Eyre Square today. New arrival and All Black centurion Mils Muliaina joined his Connacht team-mates Robbie Henshaw, Rodney Ah You, Fionn Carr, David McSharry, Andrew Browne, Michael Kearney and Denis Buckley to showcase the new partnership with Life Style Sports.
Looking forward to the new GUINNESS PRO12 season, Connacht captain John Muldoon said: "We've a lot of younger guys who have big years ahead of them and a few big name signings who will hopefully be able to fit into the system and work hard among the ethos of Connacht Rugby."
Lift Style Sports today proudly announced their title sponsorship of Connacht Rugby and showcased the new Life Style Sports branded Connacht Rugby Jersey by unveiling a 10m x 10m giant replica of the new home strip in Eyre Square in Galway city.
A number of players will make their final home appearances for Connacht, including departing backs Gavin Duffy, Eoin Griffin Dan Parks and Frank Murphy, as they look to climb above Cardiff Blues in the RaboDirect PRO12 standings.
Munster have an opportunity to vault back into second place in the RaboDirect PRO12 when they visit provincial rivals Connacht, but the home side still have the target of their best ever league finish (seventh or higher).
Ulster's prolific backs treated a sold-out Ravenhill to a try bonanza, running in eight tries against provincial rivals Connacht - including a hat-trick from Andrew Trimble - in the best possible response to last weekend's bitter Heineken Cup disappointment.
With Ulster pressing for a league play-off place and Connacht battling to qualify for the newly-announced European Rugby Champions Cup, there is plenty riding on tonight's RaboDirect PRO12 derby at Ravenhill.