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Connacht can fillet the French

Connacht v La Rochelle, The Sportsground, Tomorrow (KO 5.0)

Trading on their special brand of homespun passion and commitment has always been the least expected out of Connacht.

For a long time, it was all that was expected until former coach Eric Elwood brought some semblance of style to what they tried to execute.

The professionalism of Pat Lam (pictured) and the influence he has had over importing New Zealand-based players has not yet born fruit in that Mils Muliaina and Bundee Aki have taken a watching brief at what is a three-quarter line in desperate need of the juice from the Kiwis.

Verdict: Connacht