All you need to know: Connacht v Stormers

13 May 2024

All you need to know: Connacht v Stormers

This Saturday is our final home game of the season as we welcome the Stormers to Dexcom Stadium for Round 17 of the BKT United Rugby Championship.

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

When’s the game?

Kick-off is 17:05 at Dexcom Stadium on Saturday 18th May.

What’s the state of play?

Defeat down in Limerick see's Connacht outside the playoff spots, four points behind Benetton and Edinburgh. There are only two games left in the season so a win on Saturday is crucial if they want to potentially keep things in their hands.

Stormers have won their last two games with wins over Leinster and Dragons, both bonus point wins. They have arrived in Galway and sit six points ahead of Connacht. 

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 - Federico Vedovelli (FIR)

AR - Chris Busby (IRFU)

AR - Padraic Reidy (IRFU)

TMO - Stefano Penne (FIR)

Recent meetings against Stormers in the URC:

2023/24 - STO 43-25 CON - URC S/F

2023/24 - STO 38-15 CON

2022/23 - CON 19-17 STO

Connacht top try scorers 2023/24:

8 - Caolin Blade

7 - Cian Prendergast

5 - Bundee Aki and Diarmuid Kilgallen

4 - Shamus Hurley-Langton

3 - Dave Heffernan, JJ Hanrahan and Shayne Bolton

2 - Byron Ralston, Cathal Forde, Dylan Tierney-Martin, Jack Aungier, Joe Joyce, Matthew Devine, Niall Murray, Sean Jansen, Sean O'Brien, Tadgh McElroy and Tom Farrell

1 - Andrew Smith, Conor Oliver, David Hawkshaw, Eoin de Buitlear, Finlay Bealham, John Porch, Paul Boyle, Peter Dooley, Tiernan O'Halloran

How do I get tickets?

Tickets available through here

What channel is it on?

TV viewing on RTÉ, Premier Sports and SuperSport.


Pete Wilkins

Byron Ralston