Connacht Rugby has received the fixtures schedule for pool 1 of this season’s European Rugby Challenge Cup.

As previously announced, Pat Lam’s side were drawn to travel to Krasnoyarsk in Siberia to play European club rugby newcomers, Enisei-STM, in Round 1 for a Saturday afternoon kick off at the at the 22, 500-capacity Central Stadium in Krasnoyarsk on November 14th.

A week later, French side Brive will visit the Sportsground for a 5pm kick off on November 21st.

There are back to back matches against Newcastle Falcons in December with Connacht playing at home on the night of Friday 11th before travelling over to Pat Lam’s former club on the last Sunday before Christmas.

The dates and kick-off times for rounds 5 and 6 will be confirmed by EPCR after Round 4 in December.

Connacht Rugby season tickets are the only way to guarantee entry to all Connacht home Challenge Cup games, as well as all 11 GUINNESS PRO12 matches at the Sportsground. Tickets can still be purchased online at or by phoning on 091 399 977.

Connacht Rugby Challenge Cup Fixtures 2015/16

Enisei-STM        v             Connacht             Sat 14th Nov 15:00            Central Stadium, Krasnoyarsk

Connacht          v            Brive                    Sat 21st Nov 17:00           The Sportsground

Connacht          v            Newcastle           Fri 11th Dec 19:45             The Sportsground

Newcastle           v            Connacht             Sun 20th Dec  15:00           Kingston Park, Newcastle

Brive                   v            Connacht              Jan 14th – 17th                    Stade Amédée-Domenech, Brive

Connacht           v           Enisei-STM          Jan 21st – 24th                  The Sportsground



Gallery: 6 Nations and Celtic Challenge