Connacht to remedy recent mistakes

Date published: January 7 2016

Connacht coach Pat Lam said the fixture against Scarlets, in the PRO12 on Saturday, will present the ideal opportunity for his team to reignite their season.

Connacht have lost their three most recent PRO12 outings – against Leinster, Cardiff Blues and Ulster. The Irish province failed to record a single point against Leinster at the start of the new year. They also failed to score a try against Ulster in the fixture before that.

While the current circumstances might appear grave Connacht are still third in the standings, just two points behind leaders Scarlets, and Lam does not think it will take much for there to be a reversal of fortunes for the team.

"The Ulster game was the first time we hadn't scored a try in a game," Lam told

"If you look at the conditions, both teams struggled, they scored right in the last minute, and the game on the weekend too, again horrendous conditions.

"I think we're creating opportunities but not quite finishing them off but we've got to put that in context of the conditions. These games, in particular, with the fire and the emotion of a derby game, both defences were very good so its not a concern. We're trying to create those chances.

"I'm loving the effort the boys are putting in and we're just not as clinical as we could be."