Live rugby action returns to the Sportsground next Friday for the first of Connacht’s pre-season friendlies for the 2015/16 season, against French side FC Grenoble. Get your season ticket before then, and you’ll get into this game for free!

Former Connacht players Bernard Jackman, head coach at Grenoble, and Andrew Farley, team manager, will bring their Top 14 side to Galway on Friday August 7th for a 5:15pm kick off.

It’s been ten years since Grenoble last played in Galway when the French side were drawn in the same Challenge Cup pool. Connacht were 19 – 3 winners that day in January 2005 and Michael Swift got over for one of the two tries scored.

Jackman’s side, featuring South African international winger Gio Aplon and Tongan prop Sona Taumalolo will provide Pat Lam and the coaching team an opportunity to test their players against different opposition. Supporters can also look forward to watching young Ireland-born players James Hart, Chris Farrell and Denis Coulson in action.

Remember, the best way to secure your place at this match, and all 11 PRO12 and 3 European fixtures at the Sportsground is to get your Season Ticket for 2015/16. Enjoy 14 live rugby games, €40 off other tickets and much more. Buy before Friday August 7th to get into the Grenoble game. Treat yourself, or give the gift of Connacht Rugby to your family or friends. Adult prices start at €269, a huge saving on regular tickets.

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