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Thursday 31 July 2014

Connacht set to stop rot

CONNACHT v THE DRAGONS The Sportsground, Tomorrow, 5.0.

THE TG4 documentary The West's Awake showed what a passionate coach Connacht had in Eric Elwood and the strain it is putting on him to do the job.

The current slide of four straight defeats will probably convince him that he has made the right decision to leave his post at the conclusion of the season. The statistics hint that the bad run may come to a stop tomorrow.

Connacht have lost all four matches against Welsh clubs this season but the Dragons present a more manageable problem. They have not won away in the PRO12 League this season.

VERDICT: Connacht