Leinster vs Connacht Preview

Leinster vs Connacht Preview

Leinster and Connacht lock horns on New Years day in the other inter-provincal clash on Sunday. 

Andy Friend's Connacht travel to Dublin to take on table toppers Leinster in the RDS this weekend.

The game kicks off at 7:35pm on Sunday night.

Dublin , Ireland - 15 April 2022; James Lowe of Leinster on his way to scoring his side's eighth try during the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 Second Leg match between Leinster and Connacht at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Harry Murphy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

When is it on?

Sunday 1st January

What TV station is it on?.

The game is live on RTÉ TV, RTÉ Radio and URC TV

What time does it start?

Kick off is at 7.35pm Irish time

What time does coverage start?

The coverage starts from 7.oopm

Where is it on? 

RDS Arena, Dublin

Odds for the game


Tickets for the game

Tickets can be found here

Teams for the game

Where are both teams in their domestic tables?

Leinster are top of the league

Connacht sit in 12th.

What happened last time the sides met ?

Leinster won 0-10 in Galway last October

What have the people said ?

Director of Rugby Andy Friend says: There’s no bigger challenge in the URC than the one we have on Sunday night and it’s one we’ll relish. The performance against Ulster wasn’t good enough but if we cut out our unforced errors and play like we did in those final 20 minutes it’ll give us every chance of a win.

Unfortunately we’re missing a few players through illness but this is a great opportunity to see the benefits of the depth within the squad, which is the best it’s been in my 5 years here.”