The Sportsground will host the first of this weekend's inter-pros. The World Cup is at an end but the wheel does not stop turning as the Champions Cup looms next week. Here are all the details about where to watch Connacht vs Leinster and team news.
Where to watch Connacht vs Leinster?
The game is live from Galway on TG4 with coverage getting underway at 7.20 pm for a 7.35 pm kick-off. It is also live on Eir Sport 1.
Connacht team news?
Jack Carty returns to Andy Friend's starting team while fellow Irish World Cup squad member Bundee Aki is on the bench.
Connacht team: Darragh Leader, Niyi Adeolokun, Tom Farrell, Peter Robb, Stephen Fitzgerald, Jack Carty, Caolin Blade; Denis Buckley, Tom McCartney, Finlay Bealham, Cillian Gallagher, Joe Maksymiw, Eoghan Masterson, Jarrad Butler, Paul Boyle.
Replacements: Dave Heffernan, Matthew Burke, Dominic Robertson-McCoy, Sean O'Brien, Colby Fainga'a, Kieran Marmion, Bundee Aki, Kyle Godwin.
Leinster team news?
Cian Healy starts in the Leinster front row while Leo Cullen has also selected former Connacht man Robbie Henshaw in the centre.
Leinster team: Hugo Keenan, Adam Byrne, Robbie Henshaw, Joe Tomane, James Lowe, Ross Byrne, Luke McGrath; Cian Healy, Ronan Kelleher, Andrew Porter, Devin Toner, Scott Fardy, Josh Murphy, Will Connor, Max Deegan
Replacements: James Tracy, Ed Byrne, Michael Bent, Ross Molony, Rhys Ruddock, Jamison Gibson-Park, Ciaran Frawley, Rob Kearney
What is at stake?
Leinster are currently top of Conference A while Connacht are just one point off the top of Conference B. Both sides are looking to build on their bright start and carry form into the European action.
So, as a reminder, the Irish rivals face each other at 7.35 pm on TG4 and Eir Sport 1. You can hear our full preview on this week's Balls.ie Buildup podcast.