All you need to know: Lyon v Connacht

10 January 2024

All you need to know: Lyon v Connacht

Connacht are back in Champions Cup action this weekend as they travel to France where they take on Lyon at the Matmut Stadium de Gerland.

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

When’s the game?

Kick-off is 1pm (Irish time) on Saturday 13th January.

What’s the state of play so far?

Connacht come into this game on the back of an impressive win over Munster on New Years Day. Their last game in the Investec Champions Cup saw them come away with a losing try bonus point at the StoneX Stadium against Saracens.

Lyon have won one of their two games in the Champions Cup so far, a one point win over the Bulls after narrowly losing out to Bristol in round one. On Saturday gone they suffered at 45-0 defeat to Toulouse in the Top 14.

How’s our recent record against them?

This will be a first meeting between the two teams.

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 - Craig Evans (Wal)

AR - Ben Breakspear (Wal)

AR - Adam Jones (Wal)

TMO - Ian Davies (Wal)

Connacht top try scorers 2023/24:

5 - Diarmuid Kilgallen and Caolin Blade

3 - Shamus Hurley-Langton

2 - Bundee Aki, Cathal Forde, Cian Prendergast and Joe Joyce

1 - David Hawkshaw, Dylan Tierney-Martin, Jack Aungier, JJ Hanrahan, Sean O'Brien, Shayne Bolton, Tadgh McElroy, Tiernan O'Halloran and Tom Farrell

How do I get tickets?

Tickets are got through Lyon

What channel is it on?

TV viewing on TNT Sport.