Connacht v Brive – Saturday 16th Dec, 15:00. Gates open at 13:30.

After a bonus point win away in France last weekend, we’re all set for the return leg this afternoon in the Sportsground. We’re now three from three in Pool 5 in the Challenge Cup and looking to consolidate the great start. Connacht sit on top of Pool 5 after three rounds and a win at home to Brive would put them in an excellent position to qualify for a home Quarter Final.

 

How they’ll line up . . .

Connacht

Head Coach Kieran Keane has made three changes to his starting XV. Darragh Leader comes into the side at full back, James Connolly is in at openside and James Mitchell makes his first start for the province at scrum half.

View full team details here

 

Brive
15. Gaetan Germain; 14. Nadir Megdoud, 13. Arnaud Mignardi, 12. Benjamin Petre, 11. Franck Romanet; 10. Matthieu Ugalde, 9. Florian Cazenave;
1. Vivien Devisme, 2. Mike Tadjer, 3. Demba Bamba, 4. Johan Snyman, 5. Jan Uys, 6. Péniami Narisia, 7. Dominiko Waqaniborutu, 8. Etienne Herjean
16. Louis Martin, 17. Karlen Asieshvili, 18. James Johnston, 19. Sisa Koyamaibole, 20. Julien Le Devedec, 21. David Delarue, 22. Thomas Laranjeira, 23. Guillaume Namy

 

Matchday at the Sportsground

 

Half Time Mini Rugby show sponsored by Four Star Pizza

The Half Time Mini Rugby show will feature the young stars of the future from Creggs RFC, Tuam RFC, Buccaneers RFC, Ballinasloe RFC.

 

Autography Alley

Denis Coulson, Eoin McKeon, Pat O’Toole and Niyi Adeolokun will be down at Autograph Alley to meet fans. Keep your eyes peeled for signs to the locations. The lads will be there from 14:25.

  • Clan Terrace Autograph Alley: Inside the Clan Bar
  • Main Terrace Autograph Alley: Inside the Main Stand

 

 

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