GAME ON What TV channel is Leinster vs Connacht on? Kick-off time, teams, stream, and odds for Champions Cup
READ THE LEINSTER RUGBY V CONNACHT OFFICIAL MATCH PROGRAMME
The official digital matchday programme for Leinster Rugby v Connacht Rugby at Aviva Stadium is available to read now.
The latest edition of this season’s match programme features interviews with Ross Molony, who discusses his and the side’s season, while Garry Ringrose takes on the A-Z quiz. Academy back row Alex Soroka, of Ukrainian descent, also features, where he discusses his concerns for his family back in Ukraine and his, and his family’s, efforts to fundraise and support families being relocated to Ireland.
We do a deep dive into Tallaght RFC as part of our ’12 Counties, One Club’ series, there’s ‘Where Are They Now?’ with Stephen Rooney, and we look at all of the latest action from around the province and much more.
LEINSTER will look to get the job done when they face Connacht in the Champions Cup.
The Blues beat Andy Friend's men in the first leg of their last-16 clash last weekend.
Here's everything you need to know about the match.
When is it on and what time is kick-off?
It'll be on on Friday evening at The Aviva Stadium with kick-off at 5.30 pm.
What TV channel is it on and can I stream it?
The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting at 5.15 pm, and will be streamed via NowTV.
What are the teams?
Leinster: H Keenan, J O’Brien, G Ringrose, R Henshaw, J Lowe, J Sexton, J Gibson-Park; A Porter, R Kelleher, T Furlong, R Molony, J Murphy, C Doris, J van der Flier, J Conan.
Connacht: T O’Halloran, J Porch, T Farrell, B Aki, M Hansen, J Carty, C Blade; M Burke, D Heffernan, F Bealham, G Thornbury, L Fifita, C Prendergast, C Oliver, J Butler.
What are the odds?
Leinster are, unsurprisingly, heavy favourites to finish what they started last weekend, and are priced at 1/40 to that end.
Connacht are overwhelming underdogs at 20/1, with the draw priced at 80/1.
What has been said in the build up?
Leo Cullen challenged his Leinster players to improve on their first leg performance when Connacht come to Dublin, while he welcomed the 'huge returns' of Andrew Porter and Ronan Kelleher.
He said: “We were close to clicking at times last week.
“But I think it’s fair to say we’re still that little bit off. We were frustrated after the game, we certainly aim to be better.”
He added: “There are always things you’ve worked on where you don’t get the opportunity to play all the plays that you would have had in your locker, so to speak.
“We’ll have a slightly different mindset based on what we’ve seen last week. For us, it’s trying to tweak a couple of those pictures for Connacht so it’s different for them.
“It’s always subtle changes and we’re hoping to improve week on week as well.”