Connacht have begun with victory in round 1 in four of the last five years, but only won one of their last six Guinness PRO12 encounters last season: 40-10 at Zebre on 9th May.

Newport Gwent Dragons concluded their 2014/15 Guinness PRO12 campaign with four victories in the last six rounds, but on the road have won just once in any tournament since March: 32-17 in Treviso in round 18 of the Guinness PRO12.

Connacht have won their last five matches against the Dragons since the Welshmen were victorious 14-3 at Rodney Parade in November 2012 whilst the Dragons only previous victory at the Sportsground came on 1st May 2004.

 

HEAD TO HEAD – RECENT GUINNESS PRO12 MEETINGS
Date Venue

C

N

Connacht scorers Newport Gwent Dragons scorers
Fri 23 Nov 12 Rodney Parade

3

14

Dan Parks(P) Pat Leach(T) Tom Prydie(3P)
Sat 5 Jan 13 Sportsground

30

11

Danie Poolman(T) Dan Parks(3C/D/2P) George Naoupu(T)  Penalty Try(T) Jonathan Evans(T) Tom Prydie(2P)
Sat 21 Dec 13 Sportsground

14

11

Fionn Carr(T) Dan Parks(D/2P) Jason Tovey(2P) Dan Evans(T)
Sun 23 Mar 14 Rodney Parade

24

8

Dan Parks(2C) Michael Swift(T) John Muldoon(2T) Rodney Ah You(T) Tom Prydie(T) Jason Tovey(P)
Sat 6 Sep 14 Sportsground

16

11

Danie Poolman(T) Eoin McKeon(T) Darragh Leader(2P) Jason Tovey(2P) Nic Cudd(T)
Sun 22 Feb 15 Rodney Parade

30

25

Jack Carty(2C/P) Mick Kearney(T) Eoghan Masterson(T) Darragh Leader(C/2P) Craig Ronaldson(T) Jack Dixon(T) Hallam Amos(2T) Tom Prydie(2C/2P)

 

CONNACHT v NEWPORT GWENT DRAGONS      

Friday September 4th
At the Sportsground, 7:30pm.

Tickets starting at €20 for Adults available from tickets.ie  

Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU, 7th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Leo Colgan, Mark Connolly (both IRFU)
Citing Commissioner: John Cole (IRFU)

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