Pool 2: Connacht Rugby v Zebre Rugby

Saturday, 14 January, Kick-off: 13:00, The Sportsground

Tickets available here.

Referee: Tom Foley (Eng), Assistant Ref: Ian Tempest (Eng), Assistant Ref: Roger Baileff (Eng), TMO: Sean Davey (Eng), Citing Commissioner: John Byett (Eng)

Match facts

  • Connacht have won all five previous meetings with Zebre in the tournament including a 52-7 victory in Round 2.
  • Zebre are still searching for their first victory in the top flight (L16); the nearest they have come to winning so far was a five-point loss at The Sportsground in 2013.
  • A win would represent Connacht’s best pool stage performance in a Champions Cup campaign – they have never won four matches in a season.
  • Connacht have averaged the most metres gained (629) and the most clean breaks (15.5) per game this season while Zebre have averaged the fewest metres (215) and clean breaks (3.8).

Team comparison (European Cup record)

Connacht Rugby

Zebre Rugby

Played

22

16

Wins

10

0

Draws

0

0

Losses

12

16

Total Points For

377

147

Total Points Against

493

658

Total Tries For

32

13

Total Tries Against

54

85

 

2016/17 Points Scorers                                                     Head-to-head record

 

Connacht Rugby

Team

Zebre Rugby

5

Played

5

5

Wins

0

0

Losses

5

0

Draws

0

Connacht Rugby:    

Player

Points

Jack Carty

28

Stacey Ili

15

Craig Ronaldson

12

 

Zebre Rugby:

Date

Home

Score

Away

19/10/2013

Zebre Rugby

6-33

Connacht Rugby

11/01/2014

Connacht Rugby

20-3

Zebre Rugby

23/10/2016

Zebre Rugby

7-52

Connacht Rugby

 

Player

Points

Carlo Canna

11

Federico Ruzza

10

Tommaso D’Apice

10

 

 

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