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Where To Watch Leinster Vs Connacht? TV Details For The Festive Pro14 Clash

Where To Watch Leinster Vs Connacht? TV Details For The Festive Pro14 Clash

The internecine festive conflict in Irish rugby continues on Saturday, as Connacht face a fairly daunting trip to the RDS to face Leinster. If you're not heading along, read on for details on where to watch Leinster vs Connacht.

Where to watch Leinster vs Connacht? 

The game is live on eir Sport 1 from 7pm on Saturday night, kicking off at 7.45pm. If you don't have access to that channel - avoid the score and watch full, deferred coverage on TG4 at 10pm on Saturday night.

Team news? 

Having missed last week's win over Bath at the Aviva with a dead leg, Rob Kearney has returned to training and is in contention to play this weekend. Barry Daly is nudging his way back to fitness, but this game will probably come too soon for him.

Elsewhere, Fergus McFadden (hamstring), Jack McGrath (hip), Seán O’Brien (arm), Joe Tomane (hamstring), Nick McCarthy (foot), Robbie Henshaw (hamstring) and Will Connors (ACL) are all ruled out.

Connacht, meanwhile, bolstered their squad with the loan signing of centre Tom Daly from Leinster. He has joined until the end of the season.

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The 25-year-old centre has been part of the Leinster senior squad since 2016 and represented Ireland at U18, U19 level and U20’s in the 2013 level, and captained Ireland at sevens level.

Where are each side in the conferences? 

Connacht are third in Conference 'A', just four points off Munster in second place. You won't be surprised to hear Leinster are dominant in Conference 'B' - top of the league, 15 points clear of Scarlet, with nine wins from ten.

It's a daunting task for the Westerners - they haven't won in Dublin since 2002.

So, a reminder on where to watch Leinster vs Connacht - it is live on eir Sport 1 on Saturday evening. The game kicks off at 7.45pm; eir's coverage kicks off at 7pm.

See Also: Stephen Jones Selects Strange 'Best XV He's Ever Seen'

 

Gavin Cooney
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Changed the spelling of his name upon pressure from Michael Owen.

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