Connacht coach Michael Bradley believes former Lions and Scotland fly half Gregor Townsend could be the big threat to his side in their match this weekend.
Connacht take on Montpellier in the First Leg of Round 2 of the European Challenge Cup at the Sportsground in Galway on Saturday.
"They are relatively new to the Top 16 but are currently 10th in the table and last weekend had a great result when they beat Biarritz Olympique 18-7," he said.
"They have got Gregor Townsend at fly half and, although he is now 31-years-old, I have always rated him highly. He pulls the strings for Montpellier and has a nice blend of kicking and passing in his game.
"We will be getting a better idea of them over the next few days but they are a very competent side and strong maulers.
"As the First Leg is in Galway it is important we make the most of home advantage and win on Saturday and get a sound start to Round 2 by taking a psychological advantage into the Second Leg in France the following Friday.
"As far as Connacht is concerned, we played well in our win over Newport Gwent Dragons. We were confident in what we did and created plenty of chances. What was a bit disappointing was that we know we could have done even better as we missed a number of scoring opportunities."
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