Saturday December 3rd
At the Sportsground, 3pm.                              

Referee: Ian Davies (WRU, 54th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Gareth Newman (WRU), John Carvill (IRFU)
Citing Commissioner: Wayne Sheridan (IRFU)

Did you know?

Connacht Rugby have won their last four matches at The Sportsground in all tournaments since Ospreys beat them there in the Guinness PRO12 on 10 September.

Connacht’s only defeat to an Italian side since October 2013 came when they visited Treviso in round 21 last season.

Benetton Rugby Treviso have lost their last five Guinness PRO12 fixtures since beating Newport Gwent Dragons at Stadio Monigo in round 4.

The Italians are without a win on the road in the PRO12 since beating Zebre in Parma in December 2014.

Each side won its respective home game when the two teams met last season, whilst Treviso’s only previous success in Galway was 15-13 in December 2011.

Overall Guinness PRO12 head to head record:

Played 12, Connacht won 7, Treviso won 4 with 1 game drawn

Date Venue C B Connacht scorers Benetton Rugby Treviso scorers
Fri 4 Oct 13 Stadio Monigo 3 23 Dan Parks(P) Tobie Botes(2C) Alberto di Bernardo(3P) Luca Morisi(T) Alessandro Zanni(T)
Sat 1 Mar 14 Sportsground 38 6 Eoin McKeon(T) Kieran Marmion(T) Fionn Carr(T) Dan Parks(4C/P) John Muldoon(2T) Miah Nikora(C) Mat Berquist(2P)
Fri 10 Oct 14 Stadio Monigo 9 6 Craig Ronaldson(3P) Jayden Hayward(2P)
Sun 1 Mar 15 Sportsground 53 5 Matt Healy(2T) Tiernan O’Halloran(T) Danie Poolman(T) Denis Buckley(T) Jake Heenan(T) Aly Muldowney(T) Craig Ronaldson(6C/2P) Sam Christie(T)
Fri 6 Nov 15 Sportsground 33 19 Matt Healy(T) Robbie Henshaw(T) Tom McCartney(T) Craig Ronaldson(3C/4P) Edoardo Gori(T) Jayden Hayward(2T/2C)
Fri 29 Apr 16 Stadio Monigo 21 22 Rory Parata(T) John Cooney(3C) Fionn Carr(T) Peter Robb(T) Braam Steyn(T) Jayden Hayward(2C/P) Luca Morisi(T) Penalty Try(T)


COMPARISON Connacht Treviso
Last 3 PRO12 results: 29 Oct – Leinster (A) L 13-24 28 Oct – Glasgow (A) L 14-31
  4 Nov – Dragons (A) L 16-21 4 Nov – Cardiff Blues (H) L 28-34
  25 Nov – Cardiff Blues (H) W 18-7 26 Nov – Munster (A) L 3-46
PRO12 2016/17 8th – W3 D0 L5 – 15pts 12th – W1 D0 L8 – 6pts
Last 6 PRO12 form lWWllW (15pts) WLllLl (6pts)
Top try scorer 4 – Niyi Adeolokun 3 – Marco Fuser
Top points scorer 45 – Jack Carty 37 – Tommaso Allan




4 Connacht Academy players named in Irish U20 squad to face Wales