All you need to know: Benetton v Connacht

26 March 2024

All you need to know: Benetton v Connacht

Connacht are on the road this week as they take on Italian side Benetton in Treviso this Saturday at Stadio Comunale di Monigo.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s game.

When’s the game?

Kick-off is 1pm at Stadio Comunale di Monigo on Saturday 30th March.

What’s the state of play?

It was defeat last week against the Lions but the race for the play-offs is still all to play for with very little between 4th and 11th spot. Saturday's game will be followed by next week's Challenge Cup tie away to Pau and then the week afetr that will be the last 8 of the European competition.

Like Connacht, Benetton suffered defeat last weekend away to Scarlets. It was a third straight defeat for the Italian side who are expected to recall a number of their inetrantional stars this weekend.

Recent meetings against Benetton in the URC:

2022/23 - CON 38-19 BEN

2021/22 - BEN 17-21 CON

2020/21 - BEN 17-19 CON

2019/20 - CON 41-5 BEN

2018/19 - CON 29-14 BEN

How will the two teams line up?

The Connacht management team will announce their squad on Friday at midday when it will be named on and the Connacht Rugby social channels.


Ref - Morne Ferreira (SARU)

AR - Federico Vedovelli (FIR)

AR - Manuel Bottino (FIR)

Marius Jonker (SARU)

TMO - Marius Jonker (SARU)

Connacht top try scorers 2023/24:

7 - Caolin Blade

5 - Diarmuid Kilgallen

4 - Cian Prendergast

3 - Shamus Hurley-Langton

2 - Bundee Aki, Cathal Forde, Jack Aungier, JJ Hanrahan, Joe Joyce, Sean Jansen, Shayne Bolton and Tadgh McElroy

1 - Andrew Smith, David Hawkshaw, Dylan Tierney-Martin, Eoin de Buitlear, Peter Dooley, Sean O'Brien, Tiernan O'Halloran and Tom Farrell

How do I get tickets?

Tickets available through Benetton.

What channel is it on?

TV viewing on Sky Italia, TG4, SuperSport, Viaplay, Premier Sports, Flo Rugby &


Pete Wilkins

John Muldoon

Shamus Hurley-Langton