Connacht's Pat Lam will take over as the new head coach of Bristol from the start of the 2017-18 season.
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John Cooney and Bundee Aki score tries as Connacht beat Cardiff Blues 18-7 in Friday's Pro12 game at the Sportsground.
Newport Gwent Dragons win their second Pro12 game this term as they overcome a late Connacht comeback at Rodney Parade.
Leinster are top of the Pro12 table after an impressive 24-13 win over champions Connacht in Dublin.
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Andrew Trimble says Ulster will have to "come out fighting" to have any hope of beating Connacht's best ever team on Friday.