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How To Watch Stormers vs Connacht In Stellanbosch Showdown

How To Watch Stormers vs Connacht In Stellanbosch Showdown
By Michael Bolton
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The Stormers Vs Connacht will see the reigning champions get their season underway this weekend. After a dismal performance against Ulster last weekend, Connacht will be looking for an immediate response. This is the start of a South African double header for Andy Friend’s side, who will face last year’s runners up the Bulls next weekend.

While a trip to South Africa can be daunting for away sides, Connacht have tasted victory in South Africa before and a victory in Danie Craven Stadium would be a huge statement.

Here is all you need to know ahead of the DHL Stormers vs Connacht.

When Is The DHL Stormers Vs Connacht?

The Stormers vs Connacht is this Saturday, with kick-off at 1.30.

How Can I Watch the DHL Stormers Vs Connacht?

Stormers Vs Connacht live on RTÉ Two, with coverage beginning at 1.00.


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Form Guide

Connacht started the season with a hugely disappointing 36-10 defeat to Ulster in Belfast. Despite a tight start to the game, the result was never in doubt as poor discipline and defending at key moments cost Connacht at key moments in the game. While they will be big underdogs for this clash, they have the experience in winning in South Africa after defeating the Lions last season.


After their game with the Cell C Sharks was postponed last weekend, the Stormers get their title defence underway this weekend. After winning the competition in its first season, they will only be stronger after gaining more experience playing against European sides.

Team News

With the Rugby Championship ongoing, the Stormers are still without the likes of Damien Willemse, Steven Kitshoff and Herschel Jantjies.

Connacht welcome back several players to the side that lost to Ulster, with Finlay Bealham, Mack Hansen, Jared Butler, Dylan Tierney-Martin, Niall Murray, and Caolin Blade all coming into the starting 15.


Expect to see Bundee Aki enter the game from the replacements bench.

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