Match Facts

The home side has triumped on the previous three occasions the clubs have met in the Challenge Cup with Newcastle emerging victorious in two of those games and Connacht winning one.

Connacht have won eight of their last 11 matches in the Challenge Cup, including both games this season.

Connacht haven’t beaten an English club in the Challenge Cup since they defeated Worcester Warriors twice in the 2009/10 pool stage. Since then, they have lost all vie games against English opposition.

A loss for Newcastle would be their third in succession away from home, equalling the clubs longest such run in the Challenge Cup.

Head to Head record

16/12/2007         Newcastle Falcons 39 – 0 Connacht

07/12/2007         Connacht 16 – 13 Newcastle Falcons

31/03/2006         Newcastle Falcons 23 – 3 Connacht


Connacht v Newcastle Falcons
Friday December 11th
The Sportsground
Kick off 7:45pm
Referee: Thomas Charabas (France)

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