Thunderstorms see Connacht's game at Zebre called off shortly after half-time

Pat Lam's side were trailing 22-10 in Parma

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A view of conditions in the Lanfranchi Stadium which caused the match to be suspended ©INPHO/Matteo Ciambelli

Connacht's Guinness Pro 12 fixture against Zebre in Parma has been called off.

The reigning champions were trailing 22-10 the Italians when the match was initially halted on a temporary basis due to heavy rain and thunderstorms. 

However, minutes of pause, it was ruled that conditions were not suitable to continue proceedings and a decision was made to call off the game. 

Tiernan O'Halloran had scored Connacht's sole try. 

A date for a replay has yet to be fixed.