All you need to know: Connacht v Bordeaux

04 December 2023

All you need to know: Connacht v Bordeaux

Its the start of the Investec Champions Cup this weekend and Connacht begin their campaign at home to French side, Union Bordeaux Bègles.

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

When’s the game?

Kick-off is 8pm on Friday 8th December.

Squad Update:

Squad update

What’s the state of play so far?

It was defeat at the weekend for Connacht against Leinster. A first home defeat in nearly a year as Leinster struck a late late winner. Connacht are 8th in the URC having won four from seven.

Bordeaux come into the game on the back of late drama in their own game at the weekend. A late try saw them beat Oyonnax 29-23. They sit 7th in the Top 14 having won five of their nine games so far.

How’s our recent record against them?

Our previous meetings in the URC against Leinster.

  • Bor 27-33 Con - 2018/19 Challenge Cup
  • Con 22-10 Bor - 2018/19 Challenge Cup

How will the two teams line up?

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

Connacht top try scorers 2023/24:

5 - Diarmuid Kilgallen

4- Caolin Blade

2 - Cathal Forde

1 - Cian Prendergast, David Hawkshaw, Dylan Tierney-Martin, Joe Joyce, Sean O'Brien, Shamus Hurley-Langton, Tadgh McElroy, Tiernan O'Halloran and Tom Farrell

How do I get tickets?

Tickets avilable here

What channel is it on?

TV viewing on TNT and radio coverage on Galway Bay FM.


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Pete Wilkins