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Connacht name team to face Scarlets

Guinness PRO12 Editor

10 Sep 2010

Eric Elwood has named his starting XV to play the Scarlets tomorrow (Parc y Scarlets, 15.00).

The team remains largely unchanged from the side that secured a bonus point win over the Newport Gwent Dragons last weekend with Mike McComish starting in place of injured Ezra Taylor. Taylor underwent scans on his knee injury during the week and is awaiting the results to see the extent of the injury.

Frank Murphy retains the captaincy in the absence of injured John Muldoon with the tried and tested partnership of Swift and Upton offering plenty of choice at lineout-time.

Ian Keatley will hope to add to his points total of 25, last week he became the top Connacht points scorer in a single Magners League match overtaking Paul Warrick’s total of 21 against the Scarlets in 2006.

Connacht Team (v Scarlets)
Parc y Scarlets, ko 3.00pm
Saturday 11th September 2010

  1 Brett Wilkinson
  2 Sean Cronin
  3 Jamie Hagan
  4 Michael Swift
  5 Bernie Upton
  6 Michael McCarthy
  7 Ray Ofisa
  8 Mike McComish
  9 Frank Murphy (C)
10 Ian Keatley
11 Fionn Carr
12 Keith Matthews
13 Niva Ta’auso
14 Troy Nathan
15 Gavin Duffy

16 Adrian Flavin
17 Ronan Loughney
18 Rob Sweeney
19 Dave Nolan
20 Shane Conneely
21 Cillian Willis
22 Miah Nikora
23 Tiernan O’Halloran