Connacht's only victory in the RaboDirect PRO12 since April was 25-16 at home to Zebre in round 1 this season. Connacht have lost all three games they have played against Welsh opponents this season.
Newport Gwent Dragons only victory in their last four PRO12 fixtures was 23-8 away at Glasgow in round 8, this represents their only victory on the road since they beat Zebre in Parma in February. The Welshmen have lost their last three matches against Irish opponents and have won just once away from home at an Irish Province since 2004: 16-14 over Ulster at Ravenhill in September 2008.
Each side won its respective home game when the two teams met last season, whilst Dragons only previous victory in ten previous visits to the Sportsground came on 1st May 2004.
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