United Rugby Championship 2021-22 – Lions vs Connacht Preview and Prediction

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FACTS

When is Lions vs Connacht in progress? Lions vs Connacht will be on Saturday 23rd April 2022 at 3.05pm (UK)

Where is Lions vs Connacht in progress? Lions vs Connacht will take place at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg

Where can I get tickets for Lions v Connacht? Ticket information for Lions vs Connacht can be found on each team’s official website.

What TV channel is Lions vs Connacht on in the UK? Lions vs Connacht will be televised live on Premier Sports

where can i stream Lions vs Connacht in the UK? Premier Sport subscribers can stream Lions vs Connacht live on Premier Player

THE PREDICTION

The Lions lost 37-10 away to Sharks last time out in the United Rugby Championship and they continue to struggle in the Currie Cup for a three game losing streak. They have, however, won each of their last four home matches against British and Irish sides in the URC and Connacht’s trip is set to become the fifth in this run on Saturday. Connacht lost home and away to Leinster in the Champions Cup quarter-final to make it four defeats in their last five matches in all competitions, but they will back each other nonetheless to pull off an upset here. The Lions can welcome big names in time to visit URC sides, but Connacht are bringing Irish internationals Mack Hansen and Bundee Aki back into the fold to spice things up. Take the hosts to win outright here for a sufficiently cautious move given their most recent form.

Charles P. Patton