Thursday 8 December 2016

No room at the inn for Warriors tie

John Fallon

Published 29/04/2016 | 02:30

'Pat Lam's men head to Treviso this evening needing just a single point to guarantee a first ever semi-final spot in the Pro12.' Photo Cody Glenn / Sportsfile
'Pat Lam's men head to Treviso this evening needing just a single point to guarantee a first ever semi-final spot in the Pro12.' Photo Cody Glenn / Sportsfile

Connacht's crunch final-round Pro12 game against champions Glasgow Warriors has sold out - the earliest that the 'full house' sign has ever gone up at the Sportsground.

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The last of the tickets were sold on Monday as the curtain starts to come down on Connacht's most successful season ever.

Pat Lam's men head to Treviso this evening needing just a single point to guarantee a first ever semi-final spot in the Pro12.

That means that the showdown against Glasgow Warriors is likely to decide who gets home advantage in the last four, and with an away side having never won a semi-final since they started six seasons ago, it is clear there is a lot to play for.

"It's amazing, two weeks before that game all the tickets are gone," said Lam.

"There might be some hospitality tickets still available, but the tickets are all sold out, which is great."

A capacity crowd of 7,786 saw Connacht defeat Munster 35-14 last time out, with hundreds of fans unable to get tickets for the game.

That prompted Lam after the win to state that the Westerners need to look at developing a bigger stadium.

But for now his attention is on the trip to Treviso this evening where they will hope to book their place in the last four.

Two more wins will clinch a home semi-final for Lam's men, which will surely trigger more ticket fever on College Road.

Irish Independent

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