After two weeks of intense Heineken Champions Cup action, it’s back to the Guinness PRO14 this week as South African side the Southern Kings visit The Sportsground.

Here’s all you need to know about this Round 7 encounter:
When’s the game?

Kick-off is at 5.15pm this Saturday 30th November at The Sportsground.
What’s the state of play so far?

Connacht sit in 4th place in a congested Conference B after 4 wins from 6 games, while the Kings’ sole victory so far has come away to the Ospreys.

Amongst our rivals there’s two other big inter-conference clashes with Munster taking on Edinburgh and Benetton facing Cardiff, while elsewhere Scarlets travel to Ulster.

How’s our recent record against them?

Connacht have won both meetings with the Kings since they joined the PRO14 in the summer of 2017. The first came in September of that year when we ran out 32-10 winners, and that was followed by a 31-17 win in South African this day last year.

How will the two teams line up?

The Connacht squad for the game will be announced on all our channels and website shortly before midday this Friday.
Are tickets still available?

Yes there is limited availability in the Main Stand and general availability in the Bohermore and College Road Ends. You can also purchase a Clubhouse Hospitality ticket which gives you access to the Clan Stand and other benefits like food and drink, match programme and pre/post game entertainment.

What if I can’t make the game?

TG4 will have live TV coverage while Galway Bay FM have live radio commentary.
How can I get there?

There is plenty of car parks within walking distance to The Sportsground, all of which are listed below. Please note that local restrictions will be in place so please respect our neighbours at all times.

Anything else I should know?

✅ Gates open from 3.45pm.
✅ The draw for the 2019/20 Top Oil Connacht Schools Cups will take place before the game in the Heineken Rugby Clubhouse.
❌ No smoking is allowed in any of our stands at The Sportsground. Thank you for your co-operation.

Tickets for Connacht’s first three Guinness PRO14 home games are now on sale as the season draws ever closer.

Head Coach Kieran Keane arrived in Galway earlier this week as preparations stepped up another notch.

The season kicks off at the Sportsground in just three weeks as 2015 PRO12 winners Glasgow Warriors take on 2016 champions Connacht in Galway (Saturday, September 2, 7.35pm). Tickets for Connacht v Glasgow Warriors can be purchased here.

The following weekend will be an historic occasion as Connacht host South African side the Southern Kings for the first time. New additions to the championship, this is a fantastic opportunity to take on a side from the Southern Hemisphere in a competitive fixture for the first time.  Tickets for Connacht v Southern Kings can be purchased here.

Connacht travel to Bernard Jackman’s Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday, September 15, before hosting Welsh side Cardiff Blues on Saturday, September 23, at 3.15pm.

Cardiff finished one place above Connacht last season so this is set to be another very important encounter. Tickets for Connacht v Cardiff Blues can be purchased here.

Before all of that, Connacht host Bristol in the Sportsground at 3pm on Saturday, August 26.

The game will see new Head Coach Kieran Keane take charge of his first home game with former Head Coach Pat Lam leading the opposition.

As a special bonus for 2017/18 Season Ticket holders, we are delighted to include free entry to the game as part of the Season Ticket package.

Adult tickets are priced at just €10 with tickets for under-16s, accompanied by an adult, costing just €5. Buy now here.

The best value to see all of our home games next season is through a Season Ticket, sign up here now to avoid disappointment. 


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