Scarlets

  • Bundee Aki will make his first start of the season for Connacht against the Scarlets at the Sportsground tomorrow.

    The Irish international has been named in the centre as one of six changes.

    Former Munster back row Robin Copeland will make his debut for the Province in the at Number 8.

    Kick-off tomorrow at the Sportsground is at 5.15pm.

  • Connacht are hoping to get back to winning ways after last weekend's defeat at Edinburgh when they host Scarlets at the Sportsground.

    Former Munster forward Robin Copeland makes his debut for Connacht at number-eight while Ireland centre Bundee Aki starts for the first-time this season in the quarter-past-five kick-off.

    Scarlets, who are chasing a third successive win, have welcomed Rhys Patchell back at out-half.

  • TG4 will again broadcast 28 live games free to air this season, as well as deferred coverage of a further 9 interprovincial games.

    This will be followed by a bumper afternoon of live rugby on TG4 on Saturday 28th September as Scarlets take on Connacht.

    A weekly highlights programme will also be broadcast to bring Irish audiences the best action from the Guinness PRO14 Championship.

    TG4’s Rugbaí Beo coverage includes live coverage of all Connacht Rugby’s home games as well as live and exclusive coverage of all Connacht matches against Welsh opposition.

    The coverage will build on last year’s behind the scenes ref-briefings, warm-up interviews with head-coaches and audio-snoops on coaches and players.

    Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill will present the show and there will be expert analysis from Eimear Considine, Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird, Marcus Horan, Ronan Loughney, Eoghan Ó Neachtain, Eamonn Molloy along with a host of others.

  • Connacht Rugby are pleased to announce that the Connacht U18 Boys & Girls teams will be the guests of honour at this Saturday's Guinness PRO14 tie between Connacht and Scarlets at The Sportsground (k/o 5.15pm).

    The Connacht U18 Girls team made history last weekend when they sealed the interprovincial title, beating Leinster 21-19 to complete a clean sweep of victories in the competition. It's the first time in the province's history an U18 Girls team has won an interprovincial series.

    The victory came on the back of a similar feat by the Connacht U18 Boys, who also won the interprovincial title at the U18s Festival at University of Limerick in late August.

    Their achievements are especially significant as it is the first time ever that Connacht have won both male and female interprovincial titles in the same season.

    As a result both sets of squads and management will be attending the game and will parade their trophies at half-time, following which the head coaches and captains will be interviewed on the field.