Pool 2: Connacht Rugby v Wasps

Saturday, 17 December
Kick-off: 17:30
The Sportsground

Referee: Jerome Garces (Fra), Assistant Ref: Mathieu Raynal (Fra), Assistant Ref: Sebastien Cloute (Fra), TMO: Philippe Bonhoure (Fra), Citing Commissioner: Yves Thieffine (Fra)

Match facts

Round 3 was the first meeting between the clubs in Europe with Wasps running out 32-17 victors at the Ricoh.

Connacht have won seven of their last eight home games in European competitions, including each of their last four, and will be searching for a third consecutive home win in the Champions Cup for the first time.

Wasps won on their last trip to Ireland (v Leinster in Round 1 last season), but have only won consecutive games at an Irish venue once before – against Ulster in 1997 and 1999.

Not only have Wasps averaged the most conversions per game (5.3), but they’re also the most accurate goal kicking team with a 91% success rate.

Connacht’s Cian Kelleher (288) and Tiernan O’Halloran (242) have made the most and third most metres respectively so far this season.

Team comparison (European Cup record)

  Connacht Rugby Wasps
Played 21 96
Wins 9 61
Draws 0 3
Losses 12 32
Total Points For 357 2759
Total Points Against 475 1863
Total Tries For 30 307
Total Tries Against 52 170



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