All you need to know: Benetton v Connacht

09 April 2024

All you need to know: Benetton v Connacht

It's back to Treviso this weekend but this time its a spot in the last four of the Challenge Cup to play for .

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Sunday's quarter-final.

When’s the game?

Kick-off is 12.30 (Irish Time) at Stadio Comunale di Monigo on Sunday 14th April.

What’s the state of play?

It's knockout rugby so the winner heads into the semi-finals against either Gloucester or Ospreys.

In the event of a tie at full-time, extra time of 10 minutes each way will be played. If the scores remain tied at the end of extra time, the winner will be determined as follows: 

(a) the club that scored the most tries in the match (including extra time) or 
(b) if equal, by a place kick competition. 

Connacht come into the game having won in France away to Pau, 40-30 while Benetton had a 10 point win over the Lions at home last Saturday, 27-17.

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 - Mike Adamson (SCO)

AR - Ruairidh Campbell (SCO)

AR - Sam Grove-White (SCO)

TMO - Hollie Davidson (SCO)

Connacht top try scorers 2023/24:

8 - Caolin Blade

7 - Cian Prendergast

5 - Diarmuid Kilgallen

3 - Bundee Aki, Shamus Hurley-Langton and Shayne Bolton

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

1 - Andrew Smith, Dave Heffernan, David Hawkshaw, Dylan Tierney-Martin, Eoin de Buitlear, Niall Murray, 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, beIN SPORTS, TNT Sports, SuperSport, FloRugby.


Pete Wilkins

Dave Heffernan

Tim Allnutt