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)

Date Venue C L Connacht scorers Leinster scorers
Fri 19 Sep 14 Sportsground 10 9 Jack Carty(C/P) Kieran Marmion(T) Ian Madigan(3P)
Fri 19 Dec 14 RDS Arena 11 21 Jack Carty(2P) George Naoupu(T) Jimmy Gopperth(C/3P) Shane Jennings(T) Zane Kirchner(T)
Fri 1 Jan 16 RDS Arena 0 13 Ian Madigan(P) Johnny Sexton(C/P) Josh van der Flier(T)
Sat 26 Mar 16 Sportsground 7 6 Aj MacGinty(C) Kieran Marmion(T) Ian Madigan(2P)
Sat 28 May 16 BT Murrayfield (Final) 20 10 Matt Healy(T) Tiernan O’Halloran(T) Aj MacGinty(C/P) Niyi Adeolokun(T) Sean Cronin(T) Johnny Sexton(C/P)
Sat 29 Oct 16 RDS Arena 13 24 Jack Carty(C) Shane Delahunt(T) Craig Ronaldson(2P) Adam Byrne(T) Barry Daly(T) Isa Nacewa(C/4P)




COMPARISON Connacht Leinster
Last 3 PRO12 results: 25 Mar – Glasgow (A) L 24-35 4 Mar – Scarlets (H) W 45-9
  1 Apr – Zebre (A) L 22-25 25 Mar – Cardiff Blues (H) W 22-21
  7 Apr – Edinburgh (A) W 22-19 8 Apr – Ospreys (A) W 20-18
PRO12 2016/17 7th – W9 D0 L10 – 44pts 1st – W16 D0 L3 – 74pts
Last 6 PRO12 form WwWllw (19pts) wWwWWw (28pts)
Top try scorer 6 – Niyi Adeolokun 8 – Joey Carbery
Top points scorer 70 – Jack Carty 85 – Isa Nacewa



REPORT: Connacht 21-26 Leinster