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# The Siberians
'No sleep... BO levels at an all time high': Connacht's bogus journey keeps dragging on and on
The Westerners hit a major visa hiccup in Moscow.

TO SAY CONNACHT’S preparation for the Challenge Cup encounter with Brive this Saturday isn’t going according to plan would be a gross understatement.

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After this morning’s dispatch stated that the squad were being broken into three groups to escape Krasnoyarsk via Moscow, the ordeal looked like it would finally be over by midnight tonight.

However, after attempting to push their bodies on to Irish time with a 1am video analysis session in Krasnoyarsk, the patience of the Westerners appears to be wearing a little thin after even though made it to the Russian capital.

Out-half Jack Carty earlier tweeted his dismay at the “joke” of a trip, but has since deleted the message, leaving it to captain John Muldoon to report the fluctuating levels of energy and hygiene as they look forward to another night in Russia thanks to the expiration of their short-term visa.

“Update from Russia,” the province posted on Facebook:

18 hours since the first group left hotel in Krasnoyarsk and three separate flights brought us all back together in Moscow Airport where we’ve been for almost 8 hours, working through Visa issues and sorting flight connections.

“One group are currently checking in for Amsterdam, while the remainder wait for visa confirmation and potential flight to London.”


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