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Connacht team to play Newport Gwent Dragons

Guinness PRO12 Editor

16 Mar 2010

Connacht coach Michael Bradley has made five changes from the side which played Glasgow for the St Patrick’s Day Magners League clash against Newport Gwent Dragons at the Sportsground, Thursday 18th March (6.30pm).

Liam Bibo, Niva Ta’auso and Conor O’Loughlin come into the backline.

Adrian Flavin takes over at hooker from Sean Cronin, who is on international duty for Ireland’s final Six Nations game against Scotland, while Ray Ofisa returns in the back row.

Tickets which were purchased for this game, which was called off on January 8 because of frost and snow, will be valid for the game on St Patrick’s Day.

Connacht: G Duffy; L Bibo, N Ta’auso, K Matthews, F Carr; I Keatley, C O’Loughlin; B Wilkinson, A Flavin, J Hagan; M Swift, M McCarthy; J Muldoon, R Ofisa, G Naoupu.
Replacements: R Loughney, R Morris, B Upton, M McComish, K Campbell, M Nikora, A Wynne.