All you need to know: Leinster v Connacht

27 May 2024

All you need to know: Leinster v Connacht

The final round of games in the BKT United Rugby Championship take place this weekend and Connacht make the trip east to take on Leinster at the RDS.

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

When’s the game?

Kick-off is 19:35 at RDS Arena on Friday 31st May.

What’s the state of play?

For Connacht to make the playoffs they will need to beat Leinster and hope other results go their way. Keep a close eye on Lions, Benetton and Edinburgh, the other teams hoping to grab a playoff place.

Leinster are looking for a win and are depending on other results to go their way if they want to grab top spot in the table.

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.

Recent meetings against Leinster in the URC:

2023/24 - CON 22-24 LEI

2022/23 - LEI 41-12 CON

2022/23 - CON 0-10 LEI

2021/22 - CON 8-45 LEI

2021/22 - LEI 47-19 CON


REF - Chris Busby (IRFU)

AR - Eoghan Cross (IRFU)

AR - Jonny Erskine (IRFU) 

TMO - Colin Stanley (IRFU)

Connacht top try scorers 2023/24:

9 - Caolin Blade

7 - Cian Prendergast

5 - Bundee Aki and Diarmuid Kilgallen

4 - Shamus Hurley-Langton

3 - Dave Heffernan, Jack Aungier, JJ Hanrahan and Shayne Bolton

2 - Byron Ralston, Cathal Forde, Dylan Tierney-Martin, 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 Leinster

What channel is it on?

TV viewing on TG4, Premier Sports, SuperSport, Flo Rugby &