All you need to know: Cardiff v Connacht

12 February 2024

All you need to know: Cardiff v Connacht

We are back in action this week as we travel to Wales to take on Cardiff in the BKT United Rugby Championship.

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

When’s the game?

Kick-off is 5.15pm at Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday 17th February.

What’s the state of play?

Connacht currently sit 9th in the URC table with five wins and four defeats this season. The last day out in the URC Connacht beat Munster at home 22-9. Bundee Aki and Finlay Bealham are unavilable this weekend.

Cardiff are are 12th having won three, drawn one and lost five so far this season. Their last game in the league was a 27-21 defeat away to Ospreys.

Recent meetings against Cardiff in the URC:

2023/24 - CON 38-19 CAR

2022/23 - CAR 33-21 CON

2021/22 - CON 32-17 CAR

2021/22 - CAR 29-7 CON

2020/21 - CON 29-0 CAR


Ref - Andrea Piardi

AR - Craig Evans

AR - Gwyn Morris

TMO - Stefano Penne

How will the two teams line up?

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


Connacht top try scorers 2023/24:

6 - Caolin Blade

5 - Diarmuid Kilgallen

3 - Cian Prendergast and Shamus Hurley-Langton

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

1 - Andrew Smith, David Hawkshaw, Dylan Tierney-Martin, JJ Hanrahan, Sean Jansen, Sean O'Brien, Tiernan O'Halloran and Tom Farrell


Pete Wilkins

Scott Fardy

David Hawkshaw and Jack Aungier

How do I get tickets?

Tickets available through Cardiff.

What channel is it on?

TV viewing on RTE 2.