Connacht will make their first visit to South Africa this Saturday when they take on the Emirates Lions in the URC. Following their disappointment in Europe last weekend, Andy Friend’s side will turn their attention to the URC, where they must win all their remaining games and hope results go their way to ensure a play-off spot. While it may be out of reach for the Lions, they will want to finish the season strongly. With an Irish side yet to win in South Africa this season, here is all the information you need to watch Lions V Connacht this weekend.
When is Lions v Connacht?
The game kicks off this Saturday at 3.05pm
How can I watch Lions v Connacht?
The game is being shown lie on RTÉ 2, with coverage beginning at 2.30.
Connacht come into the clash off the back of a disappointing defeat to Leinster in the last 15 of the Champions Cup. Following a close first leg encounter at the Sportsground, it was all to play for at the Aviva Stadium. However, Leinster put Connacht to the sword and scored four tries before half time.
The Lions have endured a difficult first season in the URC, currently sitting in 12th place. However, with one Irish scalp at home against Munster already on their record, they will be confident of doing the same against Andy Friend’s side this weekend.
Connacht have brought a strong 28 man squad to South Africa for the start of their double header. Mack Hansen starts at full back, with Alex Wootton back on the left.
— Connacht Rugby (@connachtrugby) April 22, 2022
Captained by the returning Burger Odendaal, the Lions will aim to finish the season strong with victory against Connacht
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