13 weeks of non-stop rugby begins on Saturday week when Connacht host PRO14 Conference A leaders the Cheetahs at The Sportsground.
 
It already has the potential to be one of the games of the Championship so far, with the Cheetahs’ expansive style of play coming up against a Connacht side aiming for three wins on the bounce.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
 
When’s the game?

Kick-off at the Sportsground is at 5.35pm on Saturday 26th October.
 
What’s the state of play so far?

Cheetahs have arguably been the most impressive team in the Guinness PRO14 so far. The South Africans are on three bonus points win from three with a massive 151 points scored, most recently a 40-16 win at home to Munster. This will be their first away game of the season so they’ll be looking to take that run of form on the road.

Connacht meanwhile have responded to that opening day defeat to Scarlets in perfect fashion. Two bonus point wins over Benetton and Dragons leaves Andy Friend’s side in second place in Conference B on 10 points.
 
How’s our recent record against them?

The two sides last met in February when Connacht recorded a 25-17 win, with a last minute try from captain Jarrad Butler sealing a crucial win.

The Cheetahs’ only other visit to The Sportsground came the previous season when Connacht were also the victors, 23-15.
 

How will the two teams line up?

The Connacht management team will announce their squad at 12pm the day before the game when it will be named on connachtrugby.ie and the Connacht Rugby social channels.
 
Are tickets still available?

Yes tickets are available in the Bohermore & College Road Ends and a very limited number in the Grant Thornton Seated Stand.  You can also enjoy the game in the Clan Stand with a Gold Hospitality Package with includes pre-match food and drink, live music and entertainment, a match programme and more.

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What if I can’t make the game?

There will be live TV coverage on TG4 while Galway Bay FM will also have live radio commentary.
 
How can I get there?

There is plenty of car parks within walking distance to The Sportsground, all of which are listed below. Please note that local restrictions will be in place so please respect our neighbours at all times.
 

 

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