Connacht XV to face Scarlets

Guinness PRO12 Editor

11 Feb 2011


Eric Elwood has announced the starting XV that will face the Llanelli Scarlets (The Sportsground, Saturday 12th February, ko 7.35pm)

The side remains largely similar to the team that beat Cavalieri Prato in The Sportsground 2 weeks ago. With Sean Cronin on Irish duty Adrian Flavin starts at hooker, the experienced former Irish U19 & U21 player has just signed a 2 year deal with Connacht. The only other change in the starting pack sees Johnny O’Connor return from injury to captain the side, he replaces Shane Conneely at openside flanker.

In the backline sees Troy Nathan replace Keith Matthews at inside centre.

Connacht have also been boosted with the re-signing of hooker Adrian Flavin, lock Michael Swift and flanker Ray Ofisa who have all signed contract extensions with the province.

1 Brett Wilkinson
2 Adrian Flavin
3 Jamie Hagan
4 Michael Swift
5 Mike McCarthy
6 Andrew Browne
7 Johnny O’Connor (C)
8 Mike McComish

9 Frank Murphy
10 Ian Keatley
11 Fionn Carr
12 Troy Nathan
13 Niva Ta’auso
14 Brian Tuohy
15 Gavin Duffy

16 Dermot Murphy
17 Dylan Rogers
18 Rodney Ah You
19 Bernie Upton
20 Ray Ofisa
21 Cillian Willis
22 Mia Nikora
23 Shane Monahan


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