Champions Cup

Match Facts

Connacht have won their only previous encounter with Stade Francais Paris in the Champions Cup (36-9 in round 1 this season); however, they have lost six of their seven visits to France in the competition (W1).

Stade Francais have won 35 of their 36 home games in the pool stage of the Heineken Champions Cup, their only defeat coming against Harlequins in 2008/09 (10-15).

Connacht Rugby have lost their last seven away games in the Heineken Champions Cup but the last three came by margins of fewer than seven points; those seven defeats all came against teams from France (4) or England (3).

Stade Français Paris have won eight turnovers per game on average in the Heineken Champions Cup in 2021/22, a joint-high alongside Racing 92 and Union Bordeaux-Bègles, while only Scarlets (1.0) have averaged fewer turnovers than Connacht (2.3).

Connacht’s Jack Carty has made 51 kicks in play in the Heineken Champions Cup this season, no other player has made more than 38 kicks.

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2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

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3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

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5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

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