Just ten days after landing in Galway, New Zealand-born centre Bundee Aki was in squad training today preparing for a likely debut appearance for Connacht when Pat Lam's men take on the Ospreys on Friday night.
Following Saturday's defeat to Exeter Chiefs in the European Challenge Cup, the Connacht squad returned to the Sportsground on Monday as attention returns to the GUINNESS PRO12 and the game away to the table-topping Ospreys next Friday.
Sandy Park in Exeter is the venue for Connacht's 100th European Challenge Cup match. Win number 52 would see the province cement their place at the top of Pool 2, ahead of their December clashes with Bayonne.
The Connacht team to face Exeter Chiefs in round 2 of the European Challenge Cup has been named. Head coach Pat Lam has made eight personnel changes to the side that beat La Rochelle 48-12 last weekend.
Greene King IPA Championship newcomers Doncaster Knights are the only team to boast a perfect record - 10 points from a possible 10 - after the opening two weekends of action in the British & Irish Cup.
Following Saturday's bonus point win over La Rochelle in the European Challenge Cup, the Connacht squad returned to the Sportsground today to prepare for their round 2 trip to Exeter Chiefs next weekend.
Connacht ran in seven tries, including a brace from centre Robbie Henshaw, as they recorded a convincing bonus point win over La Rochelle in Galway. Check out some photos from Saturday's European Challenge Cup encounter.
Bristol set a new attendance record for a British & Irish Cup match with a crowd of 7,640 turning up at Ashton Gate last Sunday to see the Greene King IPA Championship pacesetters maintain their winning start to the season with a 50-34 victory over Connacht Eagles.
Connacht return to the European Challenge Cup for the first time since the 2010/11 season, with French club La Rochelle their first opponents at the Sportsground on Saturday (kick-off 5pm). Check out some photos of the province's latest training session.