Connacht Vs Leinster will see an Inter-provincial clash at the Sportsground for the second weekend in a row. Both sides will have their tails up after hard earned victories over the Sharks and Munster respectively. While Leinster have usually had the upper hand in this fixture, the Sportsground is never an easy place to go to, especially with Connacht’s confidence up after the first win of their first win of the season.
Here is all you need to know ahead of Connacht Vs Leinster
When Is Connacht Vs Leinster?
Connacht Vs Leinster is this Friday, with kick-off as the Sportsground at 7.35.
How Can I Watch Connacht Vs Leinster?
Live coverage of Connacht Vs Leinster will be shown on RTÉ, with coverage beginning at 7.00.
Both sides will come into this game high on confidence after last weekend’s results. Connacht got their first win of the season when they defeated Munster 20-11, after a run of three straight defeats for Andy Friend’s side. In their second home game in a row against provincial rivals, Connacht will hope to make the brand new Sportsground a fortress that no team will look forward to playing in.
For Leinster, they came out 54-34 winners over the Sharks in the game of the season so far. With four wins from four and top of the table, a win on Friday would be their second victory over an Irish province after their victory over Ulster two weeks ago.
Adam Byrne is still out with injury, while the game comes too soon for Cian Prendergast and Dylan Tierney-Martin after the emerging Ireland tour. Bundee Aki is still ruled out through injury.
Peter Dooley, Josh Murphy, Paul Boyle, Niall Murray and Colm Reilly all come into the side that defeated Munster.
— Connacht Rugby (@connachtrugby) October 13, 2022
Leinster come into the game with several injuries. Luke McGrath, Jordan Larmour, Ryan Baird and Rhys Ruddock all picked up injuries in the victory last Saturday.
The big news for Leinster is the return of Tadhg Furlong, who starts is first game of the season. Ross Byrne comes in at ten, while there is also starts for Cormac Foley and Liam Turner.
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Here's your #LeinsterRugby matchday squad for tomorrow's #BKTURC trip to Connacht Rugby. 👊
©️ | Garry Ringrose will lead the team out. 🙌 🔥#LEIvSHA #FromTheGroundUp pic.twitter.com/qSbHvzZyTE
— Leinster Rugby (@leinsterrugby) October 13, 2022