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Connacht's Pro12 clash with Zebre called off due to thunderstorms in Italy

Pat Lam’s side had been trailing at Stadio Lanfranchi.

A view of conditions in the Lanfranchi Stadium which caused the match to be temporarily suspended Conditions at Stadio Lanfranchi. Source: Matteo Ciambelli/INPHO

THIS EVENING’S PRO12 meeting between Zebre and Connacht has been called off because of a thunderstorm in Parma.

The match was postponed at half-time with the Italians leading by 22-10 following biblical weather just before the break.

Bundee Aki Bundee Aki stands in the rain. Source: Matteo Ciambelli/INPHO

Both teams were kept in the dressing-rooms for over half an hour as officials made a decision on whether to continue.

Tiernan O’Halloran scored a Connacht try but it had been a poor performance from the title-holders before the game was called to a halt.

Tom McCartney on the attack Connacht's Tom McCartney on the attack. Source: Matteo Ciambelli/INPHO

A decision on when the fixture will be rescheduled for has yet to be made.

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