On Friday Connacht secured yet another win in the Guinness PRO12 which not only won them the points but also lifted the side to the top of the table. The side won by 33 points to Treviso’s 19 points thanks to threetries and man of the match Craig Ronaldson kicking 18 points from the tee.Connacht dug deep in this game as they sustained the pressure which Trevisoapplied early on as they maintained possession. This is the side’s sixth win from7 in the competition which is a monumental achievement.
In spite of this impressive feat the attention must now turnto another competition, this weekend’s first round of the European RugbyChallenge Cup. Here Connacht are not only challenged with one of Europe’s topsides but also with the draining challenge of a close to 6,000 km journey to Krasnoyarsk in Russia. This will be a big test for Lam’s young side as the challenge of overcoming travel and mental fatigue of this trip could play a large part in how the team. Clearly the side are not underestimating this asthey set off on Tuesday for their 9 hour flight while the time zone they enteris 7 hours ahead of GMT.
This is not just a big occasion for Connacht but also for Enisei who will compete in this competition for the very first time who too will have their own mental challenges as they are faced with this huge occasion. Will the Russian side be able to embrace the occasion or crumbleunder the pressure?The squads strength in depth will not doubt betested over the coming week with Connacht’s starting side to be named on Fridaywith the game kicking off at 09:00 Irish time on Saturday morning. We here atCitylink wish Connacht all the best this weekend and encourage you to followtheir trip under the hashtag RoadToRussia