Did you know?

  • Connacht Rugby victory in Cardiff on Sunday ended a three game losing run in the Guinness PRO12, whilst the Irishmen’s only home loss in their last eight matches in all tournaments was to Munster in the PRO12 on New Year’s Eve.
  • Newport Gwent Dragons have won only one of their last five Guinness PRO12 fixtures: 26-8 at home to Treviso in round 13.
  • Dragons have not won away from home in the PRO12 since a visit to Treviso in March 2015.
  • Dragons beat Connacht in round 8 in Newport and have only once before achieved a PRO12 season’s double over the Irishmen, in the inaugural home and away season of 2003/04 – the only previous time Dragons have won in Galway.

Overall Guinness PRO12 head to head record:

Played 27, Connacht won 17, Dragons  won 10.

At the Sportsground, 7.35pm.
Live on TG4 / S4C                            

Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU, 146th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Adam Jones (WRU), Shane Kierans (IRFU)
Citing Commissioner: Eugene Ryan (IRFU)
TMO:  Charles Samson (SRU)

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Date Venue C N Connacht scorers Newport Gwent Dragons scorers
Sun 23 Mar 14 Rodney Parade 24 8 Dan Parks(2C) Michael Swift(T) John Muldoon(2T) Rodney Ah You(T) Tom Prydie(T) Jason Tovey(P)
Sat 6 Sep 14 Sportsground 16 11 Danie Poolman(T) Eoin McKeon(T) Darragh Leader(2P) Jason Tovey(2P) Nic Cudd(T)
Sun 22 Feb 15 Rodney Parade 30 25 Jack Carty(2C/P) Mick Kearney(T) Eoghan Masterson(T) Darragh Leader(C/2P) Craig Ronaldson(T) Jack Dixon(T) Hallam Amos(2T) Tom Prydie(2C/2P)
Fri 4 Sep 15 Sportsground 29 23 Danie Poolman(T) Nepia Fox-Matamua(T) Jack Carty(C/4P) Fionn Carr(T) Tom Prydie(P) James Thomas(T) Jason Tovey(2C/2P) Sarel Pretorius(T)
Thu 11 Feb 16 Rodney Parade 26 21 Matt Healy(T) Tiernan O’Halloran(T) Eoghan Masterson(T) Bundee Aki(T) Craig Ronaldson(3C) Angus O’Brien(C/2P) Adam Hughes(T) Jason Tovey(P) Ashton Hewitt(T)
Fri 4 Nov 16 Rodney Parade 16 21 Jack Carty(C/3P) Niyi Adeolokun(T) Angus O’Brien(C/2D/P) Ashton Hewitt(2T)



COMPARISON Connacht Dragons
Last 3 PRO12 results: 31 Dec – Munster (H) L 9-16 1 Jan – Ospreys (H) L 0-10
  7 Jan – Ospreys (A) L 7-29 6 Jan – Treviso (H) W 26-8
  12 Feb – Cardiff Blues (A) W 19-13 10 Feb – Munster (A) L 17-45
PRO12 2016/17 8th – W4 D0 L8 – 21pts 10th – W4 D0 L9 – 19pts
Last 6 PRO12 form lWWlLl (11pts) WWllLW (12pts)
Top try scorer 4 – Niyi Adeolokun 4 – Pat Howard
Top points scorer 68 – Jack Carty 77 – Angus O’Brien



Connacht make seven changes for visit to Dragons