Live rugby action returns to the Sportsground next Friday for the first of Connacht’s pre-season friendlies of the 2015/16 season, against French side FC Grenoble.
Former Connacht players Bernard Jackman, head coach at Grenoble, and Andrew Farley, team manager, will bring their Top 14 side to Galway on Friday August 7 for a 5:15pm kick off. It has been 10 years since Grenoble last played in Galway when the French side were drawn in the same Challenge Cup pool as Connacht.
Connacht were 19–3 winners on that day in January 2005, and Michael Swift got over for one of the two tries scored. Jackman’s side, featuring South African international winger Gio Aplon and Tongan prop Sona Taumalolo, will provide Pat Lam and the coaching team with an opportunity to test their players against different opposition.
Supporters can also look forward to watching young Ireland-born players James Hart, Chris Farrell, and Denis Coulson in action. The best way to secure your place at this match, and at all eleven PRO12 and three European fixtures at the Sportsground, is to purchase a season ticket for 2015/16.
Enjoy fourteen live rugby games as well as €40 off other tickets when you purchase your season ticket. Buy before Friday August 7 to get into the Grenoble game. Treat yourself or give the gift of Connacht Rugby to a member of your family or friends. Adult prices start at €269, a huge saving on regular tickets. Further details are available on the Connacht Rugby website at http://www.connachtrugby.ie/.