Connacht v Bordeaux: What time, what channel and all you need to know

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Connacht begin their European Champions Cup campaign with a clash against Bordeaux this weekend. Here's all you need to know about the game.

Where and when is it on?

The match takes place on Friday at the Sportsground in Galway with an 8.00pm time kick-off.

Where can I watch the game?

The game will be shown live on TNT Sports 2. The game is also being streamed live on discovery+.

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What are the odds?

Connacht are favourites at 1/2 with Bordeaux 17/10 and the draw is 16/1.