Eric Elwood has named his squad that will face Rugby I Cavalieri, Prato on Saturday. With Jamie Hagan being rested Barry Fa’amusili makes his debut in the squad whilst newcomers Monahan and Fanning are also included. John Muldoon marks his return from injury and the talismanic backrower takes over as Captain from Frank Murphy who was deputising in his absence.
Brett Wilkinson looks set to earn his 100th cap for Connacht. The 116kg loosehead prop from Grahamstown, South Africa played for Ireland A last Summer and has featured in all 5 of Connacht’s games sofar this season.
Connacht squad to face Rugby I Cavalieri – Sat 9th Oct KO 3.00pm
Brett Wilkinson, Rob Sweeney, Ronan Loughney, Barry Fa’amusili, Dermot Murphy, Adrian Flavin, Michael Swift, Bernie Upton, Andrew Browne, Mike McComish, Michael McCarthy, Johnny O’Connor, John Muldoon (C)
Cillian Willis, Frank Murphy, Ian Keatley, Miah Nikora, Fionn Carr, Aidan Wynne, Shane Monahan, Darragh Fanning, Troy Nathan, Niva Ta’auso