Pool 2: Wasps v Connacht Rugby
Sunday, 11 December, Kick-off: 13:00, Ricoh Arena
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (Fra), Assistant Ref: Cedric Marchat (Fra), Assistant Ref: Cedric Clave (Fra), TMO: Philippe Bonhoure (Fra), Citing Commissioner: John Montgomery (Sco)

Match facts

  • This will be the first encounter between the two clubs and both are undefeated this season.
  • Wasps have won their last three games on home soil in the Champions Cup, and have never lost at home to Irish opposition in the competition (W7, D1).
  • Connacht have gained an average of 732 metres per game this season, almost 200 more per game than Wasps who have gained the second most (532).
  • Wasps have beaten 61 defenders this season, more than any other club.
  • Jimmy Gopperth has kicked nine from nine his two outings this season.
  • Connacht’s emerging star, Cian Kelleher, leads the statistics in three categories going into the crucial back-to-back fixtures. The full-back cum wing has made the most metres (246), the most carries (34) and his total of 15 defenders beaten is only equalled by Clermont’s Wesley Fofana and Joey Carbery of Leinster.

 

Pool 3

Pos

Team

Pl

W

D

L

PF

PA

Diff

TF

TA

TB

LB

Pts

1

Saracens

2

2

0

0

75

49

26

8

4

1

0

9

2

RC Toulon

2

1

0

1

38

36

2

4

4

0

0

4

3

Scarlets

2

1

0

1

54

55

-1

5

6

0

0

4

4

Sale Sharks

2

0

0

2

16

43

-27

2

5

0

0

0

 

Team comparison (European Cup record)

 

Wasps

Connacht Rugby

Played

95

20

Wins

60

9

Draws

3

0

Losses

32

11

Total Points For

2727

340

Total Points Against

1846

443

Total Tries For

303

28

Total Tries Against

168

48

 

2016/17 Points Scorers      

Wasps:                                                                                      

Player

Points

Jimmy Gopperth

20

Danny Cipriani

12

Rob Miller

10

Joe Simpson

10

Josh Bassett

10

 

Connacht Rugby:

Player

Points

Stacey Ili

15

Craig Ronaldson

12

Jack Carty

11

 

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