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Masters in journalism graduate with an unhealthy obsession with sport.

Three Reasons Connacht Are Suffering From Second-Season Syndrome

Guinness PRO12, Sportsground, Galway 3/9/2016 Connacht vs Glasgow Warriors Connacht’s Shane O’Leary and Niyi Adeolokun dejected Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Connacht have endured, rather than enjoyed, their start to life as defending Pro 12 champions. Back-to-back defeats at the Sportsground coupled with an abandoned game away to Zebre, where the Westerners trailed 22-10, has raised serious doubts over a top six finish. But why are Connacht suffering from such a title-winning hangover? Here we look at some of the reasons why. _______ Departures …

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