With qualification to the knockout stages confirmed, this Saturday Connacht look to book a Last 16 tie at home as they travel to Newcastle for Round 4 of the Challenge Cup.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s game at Kingston Park.

When’s the game?

Kick-off is 5.30pm on Saturday 21st January.

What’s the state of play so far?

After Saturday’s win over Brive at The Sportsground Connacht come into Saturday’s game with three wins from three in the competition. The focus now for Andy Friend’s side is to keep that 100% winning record going as eyes are set on getting a home tie for the Last 16.

Newcastle still have hope of qualification despite three defeats to three.

How’s our recent record against them?

Our last meeting against Newcastle was back in December where Connacht won 22-8.

  • Con 22-8 New
  • New 29-5 Con
  • Con 25-10 New

How will the two teams line up?

The Connacht management team will announce their squad on Friday at midday when it will be named on connachtrugby.ie and the Connacht Rugby social channels.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets available through Newcastle Falcons.

What channel is it on?

TV viewing on EPCR TV and Galway Bay FM have live radio commentary.

European rugby is back! This weekend we begin our Challenge Cup campaign with a home game against Newcastle Falcons.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s game.

When’s the game?

Kick-off at is at 5.30pm on Saturday 10th December.

What’s the state of play so far?

Connacht come into Saturday’s game on the back on a bonus point win over Benetton at The Sportsground. The win puts Andy Friend’s side back in contention for the top eight places in the BKT URC.

Newcastle currently sit 9th in the Gallagher Premiership having won three of their nine games so far this season. On Saturday they were beaten 39-17 by London Irish.

How’s our recent record against them?

Our last meeting against Newcastle in Europe was the 2015/16 season.

  • New 29-5 Con
  • Con 25-10 New

How will the two teams line up?

The Connacht management team will announce their squad at 12pm on Friday when it will be named on connachtrugby.ie and the Connacht Rugby social channels.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets are available HERE

What channel is it on?

Viaplay (formerly Premier Sports) will have live TV coverage while Galway Bay FM have live radio commentary.

The pool draws for the European Challenge Cup competition was held in Dublin today with our opponents confirmed.

Connacht Rugby were drawn in Pool A where we will take on CA Brive Rugby and Newcastle Falcons both home and away.

2022/23 weekends 

Round 1 – 9/10/11 December 2022

Round 2 – 16/17/18 December 2022

Round 3 – 13/14/15 January 2023

Round 4 – 20/21/22 January 2023

Round of 16 – 31 March/ 1/2 April 2023

Quarter-finals – 7/8/9 April 2023

Semi-finals – 28/29/30 April 2023

EPCR Challenge Cup final – Friday 19 May 2023 at Aviva Stadium, Dublin

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