Sunday 22 October 2017

Now is the perfect time to start a run

'Winning in Geneva tomorrow could be a massive momentum shifter for Connacht'. Stock photo
'Winning in Geneva tomorrow could be a massive momentum shifter for Connacht'. Stock photo

Winning in Geneva tomorrow could be a massive momentum shifter for Connacht and all of a sudden they could find themselves looking into some exciting fixtures back at the Sportsground with a win under their belts.

You have to have a little bit of patience when you have so many alterations in the coaching and playing staff and with the change in the system and style that comes with that.

It's not going to happen overnight and there are plenty of examples of teams who go on to do very well after shaky patches following a change in coaching staff.

If you look back to Pat Lam's time in Galway, it was three years before we were really firing in the systems that he introduced.

I am not saying it should take that long, Connacht are in a completely different place, and the level of players that are there now have much more experience and skills - the system hasn't changed drastically but there are still nuances that the players are getting used to. 

If you go away in Europe, and beat a French team, it's a galvanising thing as a squad. 

Then you are back home to Worcester, I would fancy Connacht against any team in the Sportsground, and with Munster to come there are exciting times ahead in Galway again.

Irish Independent

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