Connacht travel to Geneva to play the first round of the Challenge Cup on Friday Oct 6, 2017. As Connacht have never played against Oyonnax, here are some stats on Connacht’s involvement in the Challenge Cup:
- Connacht have played against 19 French teams in European competition, 17 in the Challenge Cup and 2 in the Champions Cup (Biarritz and Toulouse), Oyonnax will be the 20th.
- Connacht have played 100 more matches in the Challenge Cup, 112, than Oyonnax who have only played 12 in that competition.
- Connacht haven’t had a losing season in the Challenge Cup since 2006/2007. They have a record of W25 L16 since then, with a Home record of W14 L4 and an away record of W9 L12