European rugby is back! This weekend we begin our Challenge Cup campaign with a home game against Newcastle Falcons.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s game.

When’s the game?

Kick-off at is at 5.30pm on Saturday 10th December.

What’s the state of play so far?

Connacht come into Saturday’s game on the back on a bonus point win over Benetton at The Sportsground. The win puts Andy Friend’s side back in contention for the top eight places in the BKT URC.

Newcastle currently sit 9th in the Gallagher Premiership having won three of their nine games so far this season. On Saturday they were beaten 39-17 by London Irish.

How’s our recent record against them?

Our last meeting against Newcastle in Europe was the 2015/16 season.

  • New 29-5 Con
  • Con 25-10 New

How will the two teams line up?

The Connacht management team will announce their squad at 12pm on Friday when it will be named on connachtrugby.ie and the Connacht Rugby social channels.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets are available HERE

What channel is it on?

Viaplay (formerly Premier Sports) will have live TV coverage while Galway Bay FM have live radio commentary.

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