Ireland international Quinn Roux will Captain Connacht as his side face Munster in the Guinness Pro14 in the Sportsground on Saturday
With just one point separating the two sides at the top of Conference B, the top of the table clash takes on extra significance for both teams.
📢 TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT 📢
Here is the Connacht squad for tomorrow’s #GuinnessPRO14 interpro with @Munsterrugby, captained by @QuinnRoux on his 💯th appearance 🟢👏
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— Connacht Rugby (@connachtrugby) December 20, 2019
Connacht go into the game boosted by the news that Tiernan O’Halloran has returned from injury. He is one of six changes and will start at full-back. O’Halloran is part of a back three with John Porch and Kyle Godwin on the wings.
There are ten changes to the Munster team that lost to Saracens last weekend with four Academy players named in the squad.
CJ Stander retains his place and the captaincy. Chris Farrell, JJ Hanrahan, Jean Kleyn and Billy Holland also keep their places in the starting XV.
Craig Casey makes his first PRO14 start at scrum-half having previously featured twice off the bench and Dave Kilcoyne returns from injury to start in the front row.
Academy winger Liam Coombes makes his fourth PRO14 appearance and starts alongside cousin Gavin Coombes for the first time in the PRO14.
|1 Denis Buckley||1 Craig Casey|
|2 Dave Heffernan||2 Kevin O’Byrne|
|3 Finlay Bealham||3 Stephen Archer|
|4 Ultan Dillane||4 Jean Kleyn|
|5 Quinn Roux (C)||5 Billy Holland|
|6 Eoghan Masterson||6 Gavin Coombes|
|7 Paul Boyle||7 Chris Cloete|
|8 Eoin McKeon||8 CJ Stander ©|
|15 Tiernan O’Halloran||15 Shane Daly|
|14 John Porch||14 Calvin Nash|
|13 Tom Daly||13 Chris Farrell|
|12 Bundee Aki||12 Dan Goggin|
|11 Kyle Godwin||11 Liam Coombes|
|10 Conor Fitzgerald||10 JJ Hanrahan|
|9 Caolin Blade||9 Craig Casey|
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