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CONNACHT v Benetton Treviso

Tomorrow, 5.0

Coach Eric Elwood (pictured) has not been able to locate the consistency of performance to turn Connacht into a mid-table club.

It is typical of their mentality to rouse themselves enough to rip a depleted Leinster apart only to surround that single win with four defeats in the PRO12.

This is the time of the year when the Western Province should make others pay for their international prominence in climbing away from 10th on the ladder.

The right sort of performance -- for instance, beating Treviso without allowing a bonus-point to the Italians -- would take Connacht above them.

There is a break-even recent history -- two wins and two losses -- for these two clubs. Hometown advantage could swing it for Elwood.

Verdict: Connacht


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