2019-20 European Rugby Champions Cup – Toulouse vs Connacht Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Toulouse vs Connacht taking place? Saturday 23rd November, 2019 – 13:00 (UK)

Where is Toulouse vs Connacht taking place? Stade Ernest Wallon, Toulouse

What is the expected weather for Toulouse vs Connacht? 11c rain

What television channel is Toulouse vs Connacht on? This match will be televised live on BT Sport

Where can I stream Toulouse vs Connacht? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Toulouse vs Connacht? Official club websites will have ticket information about specific games. Tickets for the 2020 Finals in Marseilles can be obtained here

What was the score in the last meeting between Toulouse and Connacht? Toulouse 19-10 Connacht

THE TEAM NEWS

TOULOUSE

  • Toulouse managed to shake off their inconsistent start to the Top 14 season as they produced a solid display to see off Gloucester, with an excellent performance by Selevasio Tolofua making crucial carries.
  • The French side had trailed by 11 points against Gloucester but scrum-half Sebastien Bezy's try proved to be the decisive score, which Thomas Ramos converted to make 14 points alongside four penalties.

Line-ups: Ramos, Huget, Guitoune, Tauzin, Medard, Ntamack, Bezy, Elstadt, Kaino, Placines, Tekori, Gray, Faumuina, Mauvaka, Baille.

Replacements: Trader, Aldegheri, Arnold, Tolofua, Cros, Ahki, Pages.

CONNACHT

  • Connacht edged a brilliant contest against Montpellier as they bounced back from their heavy Pro 14 loss to Leinster in their previous game.
  • Connacht will be hoping skipper Jarrad Butler, Matt Healy and Niyi Adeolokun can all return after they were late withdrawals last week while Caolin Blade will make his 100th appearance here.

Line-ups: Matt Healy, John Porch, Tom Farrell, Tom Daly, Kyle Godwin, Conor Fitzgerald, Caolin Blade, Peter McCabe, Dave Heffernan, Dominic Robertson-McCoy, Ultan Dillane, Quinn Roux (capt), Eoghan Masterson, Colby Fainga’a, Robin Copeland.

Replacements: Shane Delahunt, Matthew Burke, Finlay Bealham, Joe Maksymiw, Paul Boyle, Angus Lloyd, Jack Carty, Peter Robb.

THE PREDICTION

This could be an entertaining clash between two teams who picked up impressive victories last weekend. Toulouse host Connacht in a game the home side are well fancied for but Connacht will arrive full of confidence after beating Montpellier last weekend and could provide a shock against their second French side. Toulouse, though, remain the favourites.

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