George Naoupu stretches for the line to score his side’s opening try against Zebre at the Stadio XXV Aprile in Parma. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Zebre 6 Connacht 33Head coach Pat Lam is hoping Connacht are coming into form at just the right time. Having negotiated a tricky assignment to preserv(...)

 Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw is tackled by Kameli Ratuvou of Zebre. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 25 Zebre 16: Pat Lam’s stewardship of Connacht began on a positive note as they swept Zebre aside for an opening RaboDirect PRO12 win at the(...)