Did you know?

  • Connacht Rugby have won just two games in the Guinness PRO12 this season, both at home, to Edinburgh and Ulster in rounds 5 and 6 – the only occasions they have scored four tries.
  • Connacht have already been defeated by the other three Welsh regions this season.
  • Cardiff Blues 34-28 victory in Treviso in round 8 ended a three game losing run in the PRO12.
  • The Blues only away defeat in the Championship since March came when they visited Ospreys on 7 October.
  • Cardiff Blues solitary defeat to Connacht in their last six encounters was 31-36 at The Sportsground in this equivalent fixture in round 3 last season.

Connacht Rugby v Cardiff Blues
Friday November 25th
At the Sportsground, 7.35pm
Live on TG4

Remaining tikcets available here.

Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU, 141st competition game)
Assistant Referees:  Simon Rees (WRU), John Carvill (IRFU)
Citing Commissioner: Eddie Wigglesworth (IRFU)
TMO: Charles Samson (SRU)

HEAD TO HEAD – RECENT GUINNESS PRO12 MEETINGS
Date Venue

Co

CB

Connacht scorers Cardiff Blues scorers
Fri 13 Sep 13 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park

10

21

Matt Healy(T) Dan Parks(C/P) Rhys Patchell(D/6P)
Sat 3 May 14 Sportsground

15

22

Matt Healy(T) Robbie Henshaw(T) Miah Nikora(C/P) Lewis Jones(T) Gareth Davies(2C/P) Dan Fish(T) Penalty Try(T)
Fri 3 Oct 14 Sportsground

24

24

Robbie Henshaw(T) Kieran Marmion(T) Craig Ronaldson(3C/P) Nathan White(T) Rhys Patchell(3C/P) Macauley Cook(T) Sam Hobbs(T) Adam Thomas(T)
Fri 6 Mar 15 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park

17

18

Jake Heenan(T) Aly Muldowney(T) Craig Ronaldson(2C/P) Rhys Patchell(C/2P) Joaquin Tuculet(2T)
Sat 3 Oct 15 Sportsground

36

31

Tiernan O’Halloran(T) Danie Poolman(T) Nepia Fox-Matamua(T) Jack Carty(4C/P) Kieran Marmion(T) Aly Muldowney(T) Rhys Patchell(3C/P) Aled Summerhill(T) Gareth Davies(C) Dan Fish(T) Sam Hobbs(T) Josh Turnbull(T)
Fri 4 Dec 15 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park

16

20

Ian Porter(T/P) Eoin McKeon(T) Jack Carty(P) Rhys Patchell(2C/2P) Tom James(T) Manoa Vosawai(T)

 

Overall Guinness PRO12 head to head record:

Played 26, Connacht won 4, Cardiff Blues won 20 with 2 games drawn.

 

COMPARISON Connacht Cardiff Blues
Last 3 PRO12 results: 7 Oct – Ulster (H) W 30-25 7 Oct – Ospreys (A) L 24-46
  29 Oct – Leinster (A) L 13-24 28 Oct – Scarlets (H) L 15-26
  4 Nov – Dragons (A) L 16-21 4 Nov – Treviso (A) W 34-28
 
PRO12 2016/17 10th – W2 D0 L5 – 11pts 7th – W5 D0 L3 – 22pts
Last 6 PRO12 form LlWWll (11pts) WwLlLw (13pts)
Top try scorer 4 – Niyi Adeolokun 5 – Tom James
Top points scorer 45 – Jack Carty 52 – Steve Shingler

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