All you need to know: Dragons v Connacht

23 April 2024

All you need to know: Dragons v Connacht

Connacht Rugby are on the road this weekend with a trip to Rodney Parade where they take on Dragons 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 20:00 at Rodney Parade on Saturday 27th April.

What’s the state of play?

Connacht come into the game after a bonus point win over Zebre at Dexcom Stadium, 54-16. With four games left Connacht are still in a good position to make the top eight of the URC. There are three points sepreating ninth and fifth place in the league.

Dragons come into the game having lost to Benetton in Treviso, 36-19. That defeat followed a 20-13 win over Zebre at home. Dragons currently sit 15th in the table.

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 - Ben Breakspear (WRU)

AR - Gareth Newman (WRU)

TMO - Matteo Liperini (FIR)

Recent meetings against Dragons in the URC:

2022/23 - DRA 20-22 CON

2021/22 - CON 22-35 DRA

2020/21 - DRA 20-30 CON

Connacht top try scorers 2023/24:

8 - Caolin Blade

7 - Cian Prendergast

5 - Bundee Aki and Diarmuid Kilgallen

3 - JJ Hanrahan,Shamus Hurley-Langton and Shayne Bolton

2 - Cathal Forde, Dave Heffernan, 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, Dylan Tierney-Martin, Eoin de Buitlear, Paul Boyle, Peter Dooley, Tiernan O'Halloran

How do I get tickets?

Tickets available through Dragons

What channel is it on?

TV viewing on RTE.


Pete Wilkins

Scott Fardy