The Connacht administration crew have once more opted to shuffle their squad for Monday night time’s Guinness PRO14 season finale in opposition to Scarlets in Llanelli (ok/o 20:00).
The facet is captained by Paul Boyle in a again row that additionally options Conor Oliver and Abraham Papali’i. Gavin Thornbury and Niall Murray proceed their second row partnership after spectacular showings final weekend, and a entrance row of Jordan Duggan, Shane Delahunt and Jack Aungier completes the pack.
Kieran Marmion is retained at scrum-half with Conor Fitzgerald alongside him, and there aren’t any adjustments at 12, 13 or 14 that are crammed by Tom Daly, Academy centre Sean O’Brien and winger Ben O’Donnell. Alex Wootton is known as on the other wing with John Porch finishing the facet from full-back.
Galway native Dylan Tierney-Martin may very well be in line to make his Connacht professional debut, with the hooker named among the many replacements.
This week the squad and administration underwent two rounds of PCR testing with all unfavourable outcomes.
Commenting on the crew choice, Head Coach Andy Buddy says:
“That is our closing probability to offer game-time to some gamers earlier than our Problem Cup and Rainbow Cup outings so I do know the entire squad might be desirous to impress. Fortunately our damage state of affairs is comparatively good heading into these competitions which has allowed us to check out just a few new mixtures.
We’d like to journey to Leicester on Saturday week with a win behind us and it’s additionally vital to complete any league marketing campaign on a excessive, so we’re wanting ahead to travelling to Wales and see how they carry out.”
CONNACHT MATCHDAY 23 VS SCARLETS RUGBY
Monday twenty second March, Parc y Scarlets, kick-off 8.00pm
Identify/Quantity/Caps ( * denotes uncapped)
15. John Porch (34)
14. Ben O’Donnell (3)
13. Sean O’Brien (Acad) (5)
12. Tom Daly (42)
11. Alex Wootton (17)
10. Conor Fitzgerald (30)
9. Kieran Marmion (180)
1. Jordan Duggan (9)
2. Shane Delahunt (94)
3. Jack Aungier (13)
4. Niall Murray (12)
5. Gavin Thornbury (54)
6. Paul Boyle (53) (C)
7. Conor Oliver (15)
8. Abraham Papali’i (8)
16. Dylan Tierney-Martin *
17. Matthew Burke (19)
18. Dominic Robertson-McCoy (61)
19. Oisin Dowling (3)
20. Sean Masterson (10)
21. Colm Reilly (5)
22. Jack Carty (153)
23. Peter Sullivan (10)