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Lam has to arrest slide to maintain Champions push

PRO12: Dragons v Connacht

It would seem the confidence so prevalent in the earlier part of the season is beginning to drain away from the Western Province, who take on the Dragons at Rodney Parade on Sunday (Live SC4 4.0).

This is reflected in the fact Connacht have won just one in their last five in the PRO12, at home to Munster on Stephen's Day.

Defeat at The Scarlets last Sunday marked the fourth straight day of disappointment in Wales since their win at Rodney last season. Pat Lam's men have won two of their last three here and have lost just one of their last seven against The Dragons.