Connacht face a tough trip to Leicester this weekend in the Heineken Champions Cup. The westerners had an impressive bonus point win over Stade Francais last time out but Leicester will be a much more difficult match up. Here's how to watch Connacht vs Leicester Tigers and a match preview
How to watch Connacht vs Leicester Tigers
Connacht face Leicester Tigers on Sunday 19th December and kick off is at 1pm.
The match is live on BT Sport 2 and their coverage starts at 12:30pm.
Connacht got their Champions Cup campaign off to the best start with a dominant 36-9 win over Stade Francais in the wild wind at the Sportsground. Connacht were once again immense in wild conditions as Jack Carty ran the show at out-half.
Bundee Aki returns for Connacht as the Ireland international comes back from a knee injury. Keiron Marmion starts at scrum-half after coming off the bench last week. Dave Heffernan, Ultan Dillane and Finlay Bealham return to the starting lineup after missing last week. However, winger Mack Hansen also missed the last match through a calf injury, but Friend didn't seem as confident that he will be able to play on Sunday.
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Here's our squad travelling to face @LeicesterTigers on Sunday in the @ChampionsCup, featuring 6️⃣ returning Irish internationals ✊☘️ #LEIvCON #HeinekenChampionsCup
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— Connacht Rugby (@connachtrugby) December 17, 2021
Their opponents Leicester are having a phenomenal season. The Tigers have 12 wins from 12 and they look like being a huge contender for the first time in a decade. They have a very powerful pack lead by Ellis Genge and former Munster centre Jaco Taute is also on the books.
Steve Borthwick has named Ben Youngs as captain of the side as he partner Freddie Burns in the half-backs. England internatinal freddie Steward starts on the wing after having a very impressive November with England.
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The Leicester Tigers 2️⃣3️⃣ for Sunday's European fixture against @ConnachtRugby.#LEIvCON 🏆 #COYT 👊 pic.twitter.com/Q4yyC2GaYX
— Leicester Tigers (@LeicesterTigers) December 17, 2021