PRO12 Preview: Connacht v Leinster

11 April 2017

PRO12 Preview: Connacht v Leinster
Did you know?

  • Connacht’s 22-19 victory at Edinburgh last weekend in the Guinness PRO12 ended a two game losing run.

  • Connacht’s only defeat at the Sportsground in any competition since September was to Munster on 31 December.

  • Connacht’s solitary victory over a fellow Irish province this season was against Ulster in Galway in round 6 of the PRO12.

  • Leinster have won their last seven matches in all competitions since drawing 24-all at Castres in January, whilst their most recent reversal was to Munster in Limerick on St Stephen’s Day -  their only defeat by a fellow Irish province this season.

  • Leinster won 24-13 when the two sides clashed at the RDS Arena in round 7 to reverse the result in last season’s PRO12 final at BT Murrayfield.

  • Connacht have lost just once to Leinster in Galway in the last four encounters: 8-16 in January 2014.

Overall Guinness PRO12 head to head record:

Played 29, Connacht won 8, Leinster won 21.

Saturday 15th April
At the Sportsground, 7.35pm.
Live on TG4

Referee: Ian Davies (WRU, 62nd competition game)
Assistant Referees: Wayne Davies (WRU), Joy Neville (IRFU)
Citing Commissioner: Eugene Ryan (IRFU)
TMO: Neil Paterson (SRU)

DateVenueCLConnacht scorersLeinster scorers
Fri 19 Sep 14Sportsground109Jack Carty(C/P) Kieran Marmion(T)Ian Madigan(3P)
Fri 19 Dec 14RDS Arena1121Jack Carty(2P) George Naoupu(T)Jimmy Gopperth(C/3P) Shane Jennings(T) Zane Kirchner(T)
Fri 1 Jan 16RDS Arena013Ian Madigan(P) Johnny Sexton(C/P) Josh van der Flier(T)
Sat 26 Mar 16Sportsground76Aj MacGinty(C) Kieran Marmion(T)Ian Madigan(2P)
Sat 28 May 16BT Murrayfield (Final)2010Matt Healy(T) Tiernan O'Halloran(T) Aj MacGinty(C/P) Niyi Adeolokun(T)Sean Cronin(T) Johnny Sexton(C/P)
Sat 29 Oct 16RDS Arena1324Jack Carty(C) Shane Delahunt(T) Craig Ronaldson(2P)Adam Byrne(T) Barry Daly(T) Isa Nacewa(C/4P)




Last 3 PRO12 results:25 Mar - Glasgow (A) L 24-354 Mar - Scarlets (H) W 45-9
 1 Apr - Zebre (A) L 22-2525 Mar - Cardiff Blues (H) W 22-21
 7 Apr - Edinburgh (A) W 22-198 Apr - Ospreys (A) W 20-18
PRO12 2016/177th - W9 D0 L10 - 44pts1st - W16 D0 L3 - 74pts
Last 6 PRO12 formWwWllw (19pts)wWwWWw (28pts)
Top try scorer6 - Niyi Adeolokun8 - Joey Carbery
Top points scorer70 - Jack Carty85 - Isa Nacewa