Ireland International Robbie Henshaw will line out at the Sportsground for the second week in a row after he was released from international camp to play for his province against the Scarlets on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).
As the RBS 6 Nations takes centre stage in the coming weeks, fans of the elite European club game will be able to look forward to even more world class action in April when the European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals get underway.
Following the completion of all games in round 6 of the European Challenge Cup, it was confirmed on Saturday night that Connacht will travel to play Grenoble in the quarter-finals on the weekend of April 7/8/9/10.
Connacht lost their grip on Pool 1's top spot last week when suffering a late loss away to Brive, so their hopes of reaching the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals rest on a home win over Enisei-STM and the hope that other final round results go their way.
Pat Lam has named his Connacht side to face Enisei-STM in their final pool match of the European Challenge Cup at the Sportsground on Saturday (kick-off 3pm). The head coach has made six changes to the team that lined out against Brive last weekend.
It has been four weeks since Connacht's last game at the Sportsground and as Pat Lam's men prepare for Saturday's 'must win' clash with Enisei-STM on Saturday (kick-off 3pm), the head coach has called on the supporters to make their voices heard.
Connacht travel to Brive in what could be the decisive fixture in European Challenge Cup Pool 1, with three sides still in with a chance of topping the table next week. The westerners have won 12 of their last 13 matches against French teams in the tournament.
Pat Lam has named his Connacht team to face Brive in round 5 of the European Challenge Cup at Stade Amédée-Domenech on Saturday (kick-off 8.45pm local time/7.45pm Irish time). The head coach has made 10 changes to the side that faced the Scarlets five days ago.
"I love playing in France. I love the physical battles and the atmosphere from the French crowds," said Connacht captain John Muldoon, as he looks forward to leading the province in European Challenge Cup action this weekend against Brive.
The pressure is on Connacht to deliver a winning performance after their back-to-back interprovincial derby defeats. Making the trip across to Llanelli, the westerners are aiming for their first away victory over the Scarlets since October 2004.
Connacht head coach Pat Lam has named his team to face league leaders the Scarlets in Llanelli on Sunday (kick-off 2.30pm). There is just one change to the side that travelled to play Leinster on New Year's Day.
Despite the appalling weather conditions in some regions, which saw the second leg of the 1872 Cup switched from a waterlogged Scotstoun Stadium to BT Murrayfield, the GUINNESS PRO12 still attracted sell-out crowds to the New Year derby fixtures.