Connacht Rugby travel to Italy to take on Zebre Rugby in a fixture that was abandoned in Round 3 due to adverse weather conditions during the game.
What’s at Stake
Both teams come into this game trying to keep alive their mathematical chances of automatic qualification for the Champions Cup. The home team trail Italian rivals Benetton Rugby Treviso by six points while Connacht would need to finish above Scarlets to ensure their place in the Champions Cup on the basis that Glasgow Warriors will qualify as highest-placed Scottish team.
The 2016 Guinness PRO12 champions have won three of their last four games, including a 33-3 win over Zebre in Galway in Round 17
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ZEBRE v CONNACHT RUGBY
Saturday April 1st
At Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Kick off: 3.30pm local time (2.30pm Ireland & UK)
This game will not be televised due to a clash with an EPCR tournament weekend.
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU, 6th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Graeme Wells (SRU), Emanuele Tomo (FIR)
Citing Commissioner: Roberto Carra (FIR)
|HEAD TO HEAD - RECENT GUINNESS PRO12 MEETINGS|
|Date||Venue||Z||C||Zebre scorers||Connacht scorers|
|Sun 23 Feb 14||Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi||19||27||Alberto Chillon(C) Giovanbattista Venditti(T) Troy Nathan(C) Samuela Vunisa(T) Dries van Schalkwyk(T)||Eoin Griffin(T) Kieran Marmion(T) Dan Parks(2C/P) Rodney Ah You(T) Penalty Try(T)|
|Fri 21 Nov 14||Sportsground||3||43||David Odiete(P)||Ian Porter(C/4P) Danie Poolman(T) John Cooney(T) Jack Carty(T/C) Mick Kearney(T) Miah Nikora(C) Penalty Try(T)|
|Sat 9 May 15||Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi||10||40||Brendon Leonard(T) Luciano Orquera(C/P)||Matt Healy(T) Tiernan O'Halloran(T) John Cooney(2T) Jack Carty(3C) Eoghan Masterson(T) Shane O'Leary(T) Conor McKeon(2C)|
|Fri 16 Oct 15||Sportsground||15||34||Edoardo Padovani(C/P) Johan Meyer(T) Dion Berryman(T)||Matt Healy(T) Eoin McKeon(T) Denis Buckley(T) Kieran Marmion(T) Craig Ronaldson(T/3C/P)|
|Sat 20 Feb 16||Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi||34||51||Kelly Haimona(T/4C/2P) Johan Meyer(T) Federico Ruzza(T) Dries van Schalkwyk(T)||Matt Healy(3T) Aj MacGinty(3C/2P) Kieran Marmion(T) Niyi Adeolokun(2T) Craig Ronaldson(3C/P)|
|Fri 3 Mar 17||Sportsground||3||33||Guglielmo Palazzani(P)||Tiernan O'Halloran(2C) Naulia Dawai(T) John Cooney(C) Niyi Adeolokun(T) John Muldoon(T) Penalty Try(T) Craig Ronaldson(C) Lewis Stevenson(T)|
|Last 3 PRO12 results:||3 Mar - Connacht (A) L 3-33||26 Feb - Treviso (A) W 34-19|
|11 Mar - Ulster (A) L 21-68||3 Mar - Zebre (H) W 33-3|
|25 Mar - Munster (H) L 14-50||25 Mar - Glasgow (A) L 24-35|
|PRO12 2016/17||12th - W1 D0 L16 - 9pts||7th - W8 D0 L9 - 39pts|
|Last 6 PRO12 form||LlLllL (0pts)||lwWwWl (18pts)|
|Top try scorer||4 - Giovanbattista Venditti, Dries van Schalkwyk||6 - Niyi Adeolokun|
|Top points scorer||66 - Carlo Canna||70 - Jack Carty|