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In Pics: Connacht Training At The Sportsground

In Pics: Connacht Training At The Sportsground

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.

Click here to view photos of Connacht’s training session at the Sportsground on Tuesday as they builds towards their opening European Challenge Cup clash with La Rochelle.

Commenting on the westerners’ round 1 opponents, head coach Pat Lam said: “We’ve studied La Rochelle quite a bit and we are expecting another massively physical game. They are a really big side. They are your typical French side. They have a very strong mauling game, so we are in for a battle there.

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“We will be coming up against guys who are in excess of 120kg right across the board – particularly in the forward pack – so we have had to work together on our systems again to come up with the right game-plan and tactics to try and expose them.”

Tickets for Connacht’s Challenge Cup game against La Rochelle on Saturday at the Sportsground (kick-off 5pm) are selling fast.

Remaining tickets for the Main Stand, new Seated stand and behind the goals are on sale from www.tickets.ie, the Connacht Rugby office and from Centra & SuperValu stores province-wide.