Connacht have announced the starting XV that will face Harlequins in the Amlin Challenge Cup this Sunday (The Stoop, Twickenham ko 5.45pm – live on Sky Sports 2)
The team remains largely unchanged from the side that narrowly lost to Edinburgh, Sean Cronin returns from injury to claim his spot at hooker an Ian Keatley replaces the injured Eoin Griffin at centre.
New signing Rodney Ah You will hope to make his debut for Connacht from the bench, the 22 year old New Zealand prop has recently joined the squad from ITM Cup side Canterbury. Flanker Johnny O’Connor will make his 100th appearance for Connacht this weekend, the 30 year old flanker from Galway has been capped by Ireland 12 times and made 50 appearances for Aviva Premiership side Wasps before returning to the Province in 2007.
Connacht starting XV – Harlequins, the Stoop, Twickenham 5.45pm Sunday 12/12/2010
01 Brett Wilkinson, 02 Sean Cronin, 03 Jamie Hagan, 04 Michael Swift, 05 Michael McCarthy, 06 Andrew Browne, 07 Johnny O’Connor, 08 John Muldoon (C), 09 Frank Murphy, 10 Miah Nikora, 11 Fionn Carr, 12 Keith Matthews, 13 Ian Keatley, 14 Brian Tuohy, 15 Gavin Duffy,
16 Dermot Murphy, 17 Ronan Loughney, 18 Rodney Ah You, 19 Bernie Upton, 20 Mike McComish, 21Cillian Willis, 22 Aidan Wynne, 23 Troy Nathan.