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Connacht v Cardiff

Guinness Pro12 Round 5

Friday 3rd October 2014 Kick Off 19:35 On TV: TG4

Connacht will hope to return to winning ways when they face Cardiff Blues on Friday night. Cardiff started the season with a bonus point win away to Zebre but after a couple of disappointing pair of defeats at home, they put in a competitive performance away to Leinster. Both sides will understand the significance of this game given how close both teams have finished to one another in the table over the last two seasons.

Other Match Stats
Connacht's last home win against Cardiff came on the 18th of September 2009
Connacht have only won 1 of the last 9 meetings between the sides.
Cardiff have conceded an average of over 30 points per game in their 4 games to date this season

Cardiff Blues Stats

Websitewww.cardiffblues.com
Founded: 2003
Ground: Cardiff Arms Park
Capacity: 12,500
Captain: Matthew Rees
Coaches: Dave McIntosh / Paul John

RaboDirect Pro12 Position 2013/14: 7th Played 22 Points 41
Heineken Cup 2013/14: 2nd in Pool 2 Points 14

Previous Fixtures

Zebre 26 - 41 Cardiff Pro12 Round 1
Cardiff 12 - 33 Glasgow Pro12 Round 2
Cardiff 09 - 26 Ulster Pro12 Round 3
Leinster 37 - 23 Cardiff Pro12 Round 4

Next League Fixture:

Sunday 12th October 2014 Ospreys v Cardiff @ Liberty Stadium. Kick Off: 16:00

Challenge Cup (Pool 1)

Cardiff
London Irish
Grenoble
Rovigo

Cardiff Ins and Outs 2014/15

Players In Players Out
Craig Mitchell from Exeter Chiefs Andries Pretorius to Worcester Warriors
Ieuan Jones from Newport Gwent Dragons Leigh Halfpenny to Toulon
Adam Thomas from Wales Sevens Robin Copeland to Munster
George Watkins from Bristol Rugby Bradley Davies to London Wasps
Tavis Knoyle from Gloucester Rugby James Down to London Welsh
Josh Turnbull from Scarlets Harry Robinson to Scarlets
Jarrad Hoeata from Highlanders Chris Czekaj to US Colomiers
Manoa Vosawai from Benetton Treviso Luke Hamilton to SU Agen
Geraint Walsh from Pontypridd Alex Walker to Ealing Trailfinders
Gareth Anscombe from Chiefs James Down to London Welsh
Adam Jones from Ospreys Isaia Tuifua
Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino from Oyonnax Benoit Bourrust


Previous Meetings

Saturday 3rd May 2014 Rabo Direct Pro 12
Connacht 15 - 22 Cardiff
www.pro12rugby.com/matchcentre/14932.php

Friday 13rd September 2013 Rabo Direct Pro 12
Cardiff 21 - 10 Connacht
www.pro12rugby.com/matchcentre/12796.php

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