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Phillips return toughens Connacht task

The Ospreys v Connacht

Liberty Stadium, Sunday, 5.0

The bad news for Connacht is that British & Irish Lion scrum-half Mike Phillips will make his return from injury for The Ospreys on Sunday.

On the plus side, there are a number of big names missing from the firing line for the home side due to Six Nations commitments. It is bound to limit their strike potential. Of course, Connacht will not have to deal with such a handicap. In fact, hooker Sean Cronin and full-back Gavin Duffy could be two players with even greater motivation to make an impact given Ireland's difficulties in those areas.

Verdict: The Ospreys.


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