The Bulls Vs Connacht gets the Irish provinces underway this weekend in the URC as Andy Friend side search for their first win. After a difficult start with Ulster and the Stormers in their first two rounds, Connacht face last seasons runners up in another difficult fixture when they take on the Bulls this weekend. The manner in which they have lost both games will concerns fans, who will be hoping for a response against a Bulls side who have won their opening two games.
Here is all the information you need ahead of Bulls Vs Connacht this weekend.
When Is The Bulls Vs Connacht?
The Bulls Vs Connacht is this Friday, with kick off at 5.30.
How Can I Watch The Bulls Vs Connacht?
Live coverage of the Bulls Vs Connacht will be shown by TG4, with coverage beginning at 5.25.
The Bulls have shocked everyone when they went to the RDS and defeated Leinster of the semi-final of the competition last season. While they came up short in the final to the Stormers, they have started this season on the right track with wins over the Lions and Edinburgh.
The same cannot be said for Connacht however. Two defeats in their opening games, conceding over 30 points and making the same mistakes that have let them down through the years is frustrating for fans to see. While they never threw a punch in the defeat to Ulster, the mentally crumbled when Bundee Aki was sent off for a reckless tackle at the ruck. This is a must win game in South Africa, somewhere Irish teams have struggled to get a result.
Captained by former Ulster back-row Marcell Coetzee, The Bulls have talent all over the pitch, and welcome back some of the players involved in South Africa’s Rugby Championship campaign.
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Connacht come into this game with another of players absent. Aki is suspended after his red card last weekend, while Cian Prendergast, Sam Illo, and Dylan Tierney-Martin are with the emerging Ireland squad. Captain Jack Carty is still ruled out through injury.
David Hawkshaw comes in for his first start at 10, with Dave Heffernan, Leva Fifita, Oisín Dowling, Finlay Bealham, Denis Buckley and Kieran Marmion all coming into the starting 15.
— Connacht Rugby (@connachtrugby) September 29, 2022