All you need to know: Connacht v Leinster

28 November 2023

All you need to know: Connacht v Leinster

Round 7 of the BKT United Rugby Championship see's us back home as we welcome Leinster for an interprovinical derby at The Sportsground.

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

When’s the game?

Kick-off is 7.35pm on Saturday 2nd December.

Squad Update:

To follow.

What’s the state of play so far?

After two weeks in South Africa, Connacht come back to Galway having picked up four points on tour. A win over Sharks in Durban was followed by defeat in Pretoria to the Bulls. The squad travelled back from South Africa yesterday as they now get set for their second interpro of the season at home. It's four wins in the opening six games for Pete Wilkins side as they sit seventh in the league table. 

Leinster are currently second in the table after their win over Munster at the weekend. Leinster have won five of their opening six games in the URC.

How’s our recent record against them?

Our previous meetings in the URC against Leinster.

  • Lei 41-12 Con
  • Con 0-10 Lei
  • Con 8-45 Lei
  • Lei 47-19 Con
  • Lei 24-35 Con

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.

Connacht top try scorers 2023/24:

4 - Diarmuid Kilgallen

3- Caolin Blade

2 - Cathal Forde

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

How do I get tickets?


What channel is it on?

TV viewing on RTE and Viaplay and radio coverage on Galway Bay FM.


John Muldoon

Diarmuid Kilgallen