Connacht braced for barrage from Glasgow Warriors
Pro12 champions no longer underdogs, but have been hit by early-season injury toll
Connacht coach Pat Lam: “We’re expecting a really fired-up Glasgow team, which is a great way to start the season.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho
That Connacht will be targeted in a way they’ve never experienced before will become manifest from the moment they kick off their defence of the Guinness Pro12 against their predecessors as champions, the Glasgow Warriors, at the Sportsground on Saturday.
In addition to dealing with this and existing in their own more rarefied air as champions – at a stroke no more the underdogs – they have also been hit with an early-season injury toll, notably in the second-row, and will have the additional demands of a European Champions Cup campaign.