All you need to know: Stormers v Connacht

09 May 2023

All you need to know: Stormers v Connacht

We are down to the last four of the BKT United Rugby Championship and Connacht head to South Africa where they take on the defending champions DHL Stormers in Cape Town.

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

When’s the game?

Kick-off is 3pm Irish time on Saturday 13th May.

How have both teams got here?

Connacht finished 7th in the regular season standings. A good run of form which saw them win six of their last last seven games helped Andy Friend's side secure a place in the playoffs along with playing Champions Cup rugby for next season. It was a trip to Belfast for their quarter-final showdown as they beat second seeds Ulster 15-10. Jack Carty scoring all of Connacht's points while Shamus Hurley-Langton was the player of the match.

Defending champions Stormers finished third in the regular season standings. Stormers faced fellow South African side the Bulls the last day out in Cape Town which they won 33-21.

How’s our recent record against them?

Our two meetings to date against the Stormers.

  • Sto 38-15 Con - Stellenbosch
  • Con 19-17 Sto - Sportsground

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.

What channel is it on?

TV viewing on TG4 and Viaplay while Galway Bay FM have live radio commentary.