The first interprovincial derby of the season is almost upon us, and what a way to start.
 
Reigning Guinness PRO14 champions Leinster visit The Sportsground, in a widely anticipated game between two of the Championship’s in-form sides.
 
Here’s everything you need to know about the tie.
 
When’s the game?

Kick-off at the Sportsground is at 7.35pm on Friday 8th November – our first Friday night fixture of the campaign.
 
What’s the state of play so far?

Leinster sit top of Conference A with 5 wins from 5, while after a disappointing opening loss to Scarlets, Connacht have hit back with 4 wins in a row. Those victories have propelled Andy Friend’s side up to 2nd place in Conference B, just one point behind Munster.
 
How’s our recent record against them?

Connacht have won 3 of the last 5 games between the two sides in Galway, most recently the famous 47-10 victory in John Muldoon’s last game with the province 18 months ago. Leinster got the better of the the two teams in their last game at The Sportsground, coming up on top 3-20 last season.
 
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 but you need to be quick! As with every interpro game tickets are very sought after so the sooner you book the better.

FIND YOUR MATCH TICKETS HERE
What if I can’t make the game?

TG4 will have live coverage, and if you can’t get to a TV then Galway Bay FM will have you covered with live 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.
 

 
Anything else I should know?

Please note that NO SMOKING is allowed in any of our stands at The Sportsground. Thank you for your co-operation.

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