Check out our video from behind the scenes of our clash with Worcester Warriors​ on Saturday afternoon.

We are back in action against Munster in just four days as they visit the Sportsground on Friday night with tickets still available here.

We made it two wins from two in the Challenge Cup against Worcester thanks to tries from captain and Man of the Match Eoghan Masterson and Matt Healy

Next up, Munster at the Sportsground on Friday night!

On his first game as captain, Eoghan Masterson helped Connacht to a victory with a try in a Man of the Match performance.

Connacht v Worcester Warriors – Saturday 21st Oct, 15:00. Gates open at 13:30 – tickets still available

This is our 5th meeting with Worcester Warriors since 2005 – we have won 3 out of the last 4.

Today’s game see’s Eoghan Masterson set to captain Connacht for the first time having been involved in all games so far this season. Full team details here.

Hear Eoghan’s thoughts on this new milestone in his career.

Matt Healy also starts today after becoming Connacht’s top try scorer in European competition last weekend. He joined Jimmy Duffy in the pre-match press conference this week. Watch the build-up below.

Connacht v Worcester Warriors – Saturday 21st Oct, 15:00. Gates open at 13:30.

Following a bonus-point win in Geneva last Saturday night, we bring our Challenge Cup campaign back to the Sportsground tomorrow for Round 2.

Team Announcement

Eoghan Masterson captains Connacht for the first time having been involved in all games so far this season.

Full team details.

VIDEO: Eoghan Masterson reacts to captaining the province for the first time

Club Ambassador Programme

We launched the Connacht Rugby Club Ambassador Programme this week with at least two players designated to each of the 27 clubs throughout the province.

To celebrate the initiative, two representatives from each club will attend the Worcester clash in the Sportsground. Before and after the game, the club representatives will have the opportunity to meet with players and enjoy Connacht’s first home European fixture of the season.

Autograph Alley

This week Andrew Deegan, JP Cooney, Ultan Dillane and Naulia Dawai will be down in Autograph Alley to meet you. Keep your eyes peeled for signs to the new locations. The lads will be there from 14:15.

  • Clan Terrace Autograph Alley: Inside the Clan Bar
  • Main Terrace Autograph Alley: Inside the Main Stand

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The Heineken Rugby Clubhouse

All Season Ticketers can get access to the Heineken Rugby Clubhouse for pre-match, half-time and post match entertainment. Jake Heenan and James Mitchell will be there for pre-match interviews and there will be player interviews after the game too. Both teams will also be down there for their post-match meal.

Hope you enjoy the game!

Eoghan Masterson is set to captain Connacht in their Challenge Cup game against Worcester in the Sportsground tomorrow (3pm). The 24-year-old takes his place at number 8 in a back row that includes Eoin McKeon at blindside and James Connolly at openside.

There is also a new-look front row from the team that started the round one bonus point win away to Oyonnax. Denis Buckley comes in at loosehead and Dave Heffernan and Dominic Robertson-McCoy are included at hooker and tighthead respectively.  In the backs, Bundee Aki returns to the centre alongside Eoin Griffin in the centre. Tiernan O’Halloran is also back in the side at full back after a brief injury.

Connacht’s record try scorer in European competition Matt Healy, who scored two tries in the opening round, is included in the starting XV.

He spoke to reporters about the challenge that Connacht face tomorrow: “We had a great travelling support last week in Geneva and we were delighted with the bonus point win. So, we had a review of the Oyonnax game and very quickly moved on and started focusing on Worcester. We are delighted to be back in the Sportsground in front of our home support. Worcester will bring a big challenge, they had a good win last week and, like ourselves, will be looking to gain a bit of momentum this weekend.”

#CONvWOR

Kick-off 3.00pm:
(15-9) Tiernan O’Halloran, Darragh Leader, Bundee Aki, Eoin Griffin, Matt Healy, Jack Carty, Caolin Blade, (1-8) Denis Buckley, Dave Heffernan, Dominic Robertson-McCoy, Quinn Roux, James Cannon, Eoin McKeon, James Connolly, Eoghan Masterson (Capt)

Replacements (16-23): Shane Delahunt, Peter McCabe, Conor Carey, Cillian Gallagher, Jarrad Butler, Kieran Marmion, Craig Ronaldson, Cian Kelleher.

 

Tickets are still available for the game here.

We are ready for another memorable day out as European rugby returns to the Sportsground on Saturday (3pm).

Join the adventure and save 15% on gate prices by buying tickets here.

Our medical team have issued the following squad update ahead of the big European clash against Worcester Warriors at the Sportsground on Saturday (3pm). Save 15% on gate prices by buying tickets here.

Lock:

Andrew Browne is rehabilitating from an achilles tendon injury and is due to return in early November.

Back Row:

Jake Heenan injured his knee in the game versus Scarlets and will be out of action until December

Sean O’Brien is recovering following shoulder surgery and will be out of action until early 2018.

Out-half:

Steve Crosbie sustained an ankle injury in the game versus Ulster and will be out of action for a number of weeks.

Centre:

Peter Robb is rehabilitating from recent hip surgery and will be out of action until December.

Back Three:

Niyi Adeolokun played 40 minutes for the Eagles team on Saturday with no ill effects.

Tiernan O’Halloran will integrate into training this week following his hip injury against Ulster.

There are now less than 50 Main Terrace tickets available for next month’s PRO14 clash against our neighbours and Interpro rivals Munster (Friday, October 27, 7.35pm).

Despite the extended terracing that will be in place for this game, tickets are selling extremely quickly with supporters advised to purchase now to avoid disappointment.

Buy Connacht v Munster tickets here.

Tickets are now on sale for our triple-header of home games v Worcester Warriors (Oct 21), Munster (Oct 27) & Cheetahs (Nov 4)! Don’t miss out, purchase here.

Tickets for Connacht’s next four home Guinness PRO14 and European Challenge Cup home games are now on sale. (See our full fixture list here)

Having secured a bonus-point victory over Southern Kings last Saturday night, Cardiff Blues are next up at the Sportsground on Saturday, September 23 (3.15pm).

Buy tickets for Connacht v Cardiff Blues here and save up to 20% on gate prices.

That Cardiff game is followed by three tough away trips to Scarlets, Ulster, and Oyonnax in the Challenge Cup before we host three games of our own.

A Worcester Warriors side that feature former Ireland internationals Donncha O’Callaghan and Peter Stringer visit the Sportsground on Saturday, October 21, at 3pm in the Challenge Cup.

Buy Connacht v Worcester Warriors tickets online here and save 15% on gate prices.

The following week we host our first Interprovincial derby of the season against Munster on Friday, October 27, at 7.35pm.

Buy Connacht v Munster tickets online here and save 15% on gate prices.

The final Guinness PRO14 ahead of the break for the November internationals is a vital clash against South Africa’s Toyota Cheetahs on Saturday, November 4, at 7.35pm.

Buy Connacht v Toyota Cheetahs tickets online here and save 15% on gate prices.

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