Connacht’s round 17 fixture against Newport Gwent Dragons this Sunday 23rd March (Kick off 15:05) will be broadcast live on BBCWales with delayed highlights on TG4 at 17:40.

Newport Gwent Dragons last six matches in the RaboDirect PRO12 have all been won by the home side on the day.

The Dragons have not been defeated at Rodney Parade in the competition since Munster were the visitors in round 9.

The Welshmen have lost their last six matches against Irish provinces.

Connacht have won their last three PRO12 fixtures but have not won four in a row in the competition since season 2002/03.

The Men from Gwent have won only one of their last five contests with Connacht: 14-3 at Rodney Parade in November 2012.

Newport Gwent Dragons v Connacht Rugby
Sunday 23rd March
At Rodney Parade, 3.05pm.

Referee: George Clancy (IRFU, 60th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Neil Hennessy, Simon Rees (both WRU)
Citing Commissioner: Aurwel Morgan (WRU)
TMO: Gareth Simmonds (WRU)


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