CONNACHT''S TEAM TO FACE THE Cell C Sharks IN THE UNITED RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP IS OUT.
Andy Freind's side welcome Cell C Sharks at The Sportsground at 5.15pm tomorrow.
Denis Buckley and Shane Delahunt, Finlay Bealham start in the front row.
Oisín Dowling, and Darragh Murray take up matter in the second row.
Josh Murphy, Conor Oliver, and Shamus Hurley-Langton complete the front 8
In the backs Tiernan O’Halloran starts at fullback, John Porch and Mack Hansen start on the wings.
Tom Farrell, and Cathal Forde start in the centre.
Jack Carty and Kieran Marmion start at 9 and 10.
Commenting on the team selection, Director of Rugby Andy Friend says:
“It doesn’t need repeating how important tomorrow’s fixture is. We’ve put ourselves in a position where every point is crucial in these last seven games, so 4 or 5 points tomorrow is a must.
We know what to expect from the Sharks. They bring the physicality that you come to expect from a South African side but they also like to throw the ball around, so it should be an exciting one for the fans.”
🟢 𝙏𝙀𝘼𝙈 𝘼𝙉𝙉𝙊𝙐𝙉𝘾𝙀𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏 🟢
Here's the team for tomorrow's vital #BKTURC with @SharksRugby at The Sportsground 💪
Full info: https://t.co/fgAB27SAwB pic.twitter.com/EIlPu7ReLR
— Connacht Rugby (@connachtrugby) January 6, 2023
Fullback: 15. Tiernan O’Halloran
Winger: 14. John Porch
Centres 13, Tom Farrell, 12. Cathal Forde
Winger: 11. Mack Hansen
Out half: 10 Jack Carty , Scrum half 9. Kieran Marmion
Front row: 1. Denis Buckley, 2. Shane Delahunt, 3. Finlay Bealham
Second row: 4. Oisín Dowling, 5. Darragh Murray
Back row: 6. Josh Murphy, 7. Conor Oliver, 8. Shamus Hurley-Langton
Replacements: 16. Dylan Tierney-Martin, 17. Jordan Duggan, 18. Dominic Robertson-McCoy, 19. Leva Fifita, 20. Cian Prendergast, 21. Caolin Blade, 22. Conor Fitzgerald, 23. Byron Ralston