Connacht’s three games so far in the Guinness PRO12 this season have all been won by the home side on the day, whilst the Irish province claimed two league points in their only defeat at Glasgow in round 2. The Irishmen are attempting to win a third straight home game for the first time since the turn of the year.

Zebre have lost their last nine Guinness PRO12 encounters and have not obtained a league point since last season’s round 19 defeat at home to Scarlets. The Italians’ only previous victory over an Irish province came when they defeated Ulster 13-6 in Parma in September 2014.

Connacht have won all ten previous fixtures against Zebre in all tournaments, and obtained a try bonus point in their three most recent encounters.

Connacht v Zebre
At the Sportsground, 7.30pm.

Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU, 10th competition
Assistant Referees: Stuart Gaffikin, Stuart Douglas (both IRFU)
Citing Commissioner: Wayne Sheridan (IRFU)

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HEAD TO HEAD – RECENT GUINNESS PRO12 MEETINGS

Date Venue

C

Z

Connacht scorers Zebre scorers
Fri 7 Sep 12 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi

30

17

Tiernan O’Halloran(T) Mike McCarthy(T) George Naoupu(T) Miah Nikora(3C/3P) Samuele Pace(T) Luciano Orquera(2C/P) Dries van Schalkwyk(T)
Fri 1 Mar 13 Sportsground

23

19

Eoin McKeon(T) Gavin Duffy(T) Dan Parks(2C/D/2P) Leonardo Sarto(T) Gonzalo Garcia(P) Paolo Buso(C/3P)
Sat 7 Sep 13 Sportsground

25

16

Matt Healy(T) Fionn Carr(T) Dan Parks(2C/2P) Nathan White(T) Andrea Manici(T) Luciano Orquera(C/3P)
Sun 23 Feb 14 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi

27

19

Eoin Griffin(T) Kieran Marmion(T) Dan Parks(2C/P) Rodney Ah You(T)  Penalty Try(T) Alberto Chillon(C) Giovanbattista Venditti(T) Troy Nathan(C) Samuela Vunisa(T) Dries van Schalkwyk(T)
Fri 21 Nov 14 Sportsground

43

3

Ian Porter(C/4P) Danie Poolman(T) John Cooney(T) Jack Carty(T/C) Mick Kearney(T) Miah Nikora(C)  Penalty Try(T) David Odiete(P)
Sat 9 May 15 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi

40

10

Matt Healy(T) Tiernan O’Halloran(T) John Cooney(2T) Jack Carty(3C) Eoghan Masterson(T) Shane O’Leary(T) Conor McKeon(2C) Brendon Leonard(T) Luciano Orquera(C/P)

 

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