Connacht will play host to Munster in the Guinness Pro14 at the Sportsground this weekend, and while it's a vital clash in Conference B of this year’s Pro14, with first place taking on second, the match garner attention for another reason.
During the game, there will not only be an attempt to break, but double the world record for most people wearing hi-vis vests at once. The record attempt will take place as a partnership between Connacht Rugby and Portwest’s new "Be Bright on Safety" campaign which aims to call attention to the significance and responsibility of all road users when it comes to safety.
The record currently sits at 2,499 people and with Connacht vs Munster nearly sold out.
Since the record takes place on the shortest day of the year, December 21, it is the perfect opportunity to break the record while also highlighting the importance of road safety for everyone. Additionally, Connacht have increased the capacity of their home venue ahead of a busy Christmas period, with the Sportsground now capable of hosting a bumper crowd of 8,129. The match is set to kick off at 5.15pm.
While the match itself will be hard to miss, the thousands of people wearing hi-vis vests will be even harder to miss. When the sides met last Christmas in Galway, Munster claimed victory after a cracking encounter which finished 24-31.
Meanwhile, Leinster will host Ulster at the RDS on Friday night, kicking off the interprovincial series.