All you need to know: Sharks v Connacht

13 November 2023

All you need to know: Sharks v Connacht

Round 5 of the BKT United Rugby Championship see's Connacht travel to Durban where they will take on the Sharks.

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

When’s the game?

Kick-off is 3pm (Irish time) on Saturday 18th November.

What’s the state of play so far?

Conancht suffered their first defeat of the season in a narrow three point loss to Edinburgh. After three wins in their opening three games Connacht sit fifth in the table, one point off the leaders Bulls.

Sharks are searching for their first win of the season having lost their opening four games including a 12-10 defeat away to Zebre on Friday.

How’s our recent record against them?

Our previous meetings in the URC against Sharks.

  • Con 24-12 Sha
  • Sha 41-21 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.

Travel squad:

29-man travel squad

Connacht top try scorers 2023/24:

3- Caolin Blade and Diarmuid Kilgallen

2 - Cathal Forde

1 - Cian Prendergast, Dylan Tierney-Martin, Joe Joyce, Tiernan O'Halloran and Tom Farrell

How do I get tickets?

Tickets available through the Sharks

What channel is it on?

TV viewing on RTE and Viaplay.