Connacht Rugby 2020/21 List of Pro14 Fixtures

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Connacht Rugby’s first eleven 2020/21 Pro14 fixtures have been confirmed. The new season begins on the 3rd of October at home to Glasgow. This year, a new slot for games has been added on Monday nights. However, Connacht’s scheduled games remain on the traditional days of Saturday and Sunday.

Andy Friend called the fixture list “exciting” and looks to build on their fourth place finish in Conference B last season. In fact, Friend confessed that his team have ambitions to earn themselves a home play-off in this campaign. In this case, it will be important to hit the ground running.

So far, the League have only announced the first eleven rounds. This is because the two South African based teams, the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs, are subject to travel restrictions. If allowed, they will join the League in 2021 for the remaining rounds.

Connacht’s inter-provincial ties all come at the end of the campaign. Specifically, they will play the three Irish provinces in succession. Firstly, they host Ulster in the Christmas special on the 26/27th of December. Secondly, they ring in the New Year by traveling to Leinster on the 2nd/3rd of January. Then, a week later they host Munster on the 9/10th of January.

Of course, Connacht have qualified for the Heineken Cup this season also. As a result, their Pool games in this competition will interrupt the Pro14 in December. In the new format of this competition, Connacht will be guaranteed four group games against teams outside of the Pro14.

The 2020/21 season opener is just a week away. The quick turnaround following last season will benefit Connacht who hit the ground running following the restart.

Here are the confirmed Connacht 2020/21 Pro14 fixtures.

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