Friday September 30th 2016
At The Sportsground,  7.35pm .
Live on TG4

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Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU, 137th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Simon Rees (WRU), John Carvill (IRFU)
Citing Commissioner: John Cole (IRFU)
TMO: Jon Mason (WRU)

Date Venue C E Connacht scorers Edinburgh Rugby scorers
Fri 29 Nov 13 BT Murrayfield 10 43 Robbie Henshaw(T) Dan Parks(C/D) Dougie Fife(T) Willem Nel(T) Cornell du Preez(T) Nick de Luca(T) Greig Laidlaw(4C/5P)
Sat 15 Feb 14 Sportsground 11 7 Dan Parks(P) Michael Swift(T) Craig Ronaldson(P) Roddy Grant(T) Carl Bezuidenhout(C)
Fri 12 Sep 14 BT Murrayfield 14 13 Willie Faloon(T) Darragh Leader(3P) Cornell du Preez(T) Tom Heathcote(C/2P)
Fri 9 Jan 15 Sportsground 13 16 Miah Nikora(C/2P) Penalty Try(T) David Denton(T) Sam Hidalgo-Clyne(C/3P)
Sat 31 Oct 15 Sportsground 14 9 Tiernan O’Halloran(T) Jack Carty(3P) Sam Hidalgo-Clyne(2P) Blair Kinghorn(P)
Fri 4 Mar 16 BT Murrayfield 28 23 Eoin McKeon(T) Aj MacGinty(T/C) Jake Heenan(T) Bundee Aki(T) Craig Ronaldson(3C) Chris Dean(T) Cornell du Preez(T) Sam Hidalgo-Clyne(C/2P) Damien Hoyland(T)


Overall Guinness PRO12 head to head record:
Played 27, Connacht won 11, Edinburgh won 14 and 2 games drawn

Did you know?

  • Connacht Rugby are still searching for their first league point of the new Guinness PRO12 season and have lost both of their encounters at the Sportsground in Galway so far this campaign.
  • Edinburgh Rugby’s only victory in their last seven Guinness PRO12 matches was 20-9 at home to Scarlets in round 2.
  • Edinburgh’s only away victory in any tournament since early January was by a single point on a trip to Newport Gwent Dragons in March.
  • Connacht achieved the season’s double over Edinburgh for the first time last year, although the Scotsmen have won on two of their last four visits to Galway.


COMPARISON Connacht Edinburgh
Last 3 results: 3 Sep – Glasgow (H) L 5-41 9 Sep – Scarlets (H) W 20-9
  10 Sep – Ospreys (H) L 11-32 16 Sep – Leinster (H) L 20-33
  24 Sep – Scarlets (A) L 8-17 24 Sep – Munster (A) L 14-28
PRO12 2016/17 12th – W0 D0 L3 – 0pts 9th – W1 D0 L3 – 4pts
2016/17 form LLl (0pts) lWLl (4pts)
Top try scorer 2 – Niyi Adeolokun 2 – Magnus Bradbury, Mike Allen
Top points scorer 10 – Niyi Adeolokun 28 – Duncan Weir



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