4 Dec, 10:19
Grand Slam winners Fiona Coghlan and Nora Stapelton have returned the Women's RBS 6 Nations trophy to Chief Executive John Feehan at the Six Nations offices in Dublin.
Connacht have named a strong-looking side for the away leg on Saturday. Matt Mostyn is named on the wing with the returning Darren Yapp and the impressively strong James Downey in the centre. Mark McHugh nails down the fullback slot ahead of Dave Slemen.
Up front Bernard Jackman is flanked by young props Ray Hogan and Stephen Knoop. Christian Short partners captain Andrew Farley in the second row, as Pieter Myburgh has had a dead leg from last weekend.
The backrow looks strong also, with John Muldoon packing down alongside Matt Lacey and Michael Swift. John O'Sullivan has been nursing a shoulder injury.
Connacht: 15. Mark McHugh, 14. Matt Mostyn, 13. Darren Yapp, 12. James Downey, 11. Ted Robinson, 10. Paul Warwick, 9. Conor O'Loughlin; 1. Ray Hogan, 2. Bernard Jackman, 3. Stephen Knoop, 4. Christian Short, 5. Andrew Farley (Captain), 6.Michael Swift, 7. Matt Lacey, 8. John Muldoon.
Replacements: John Fogarty, Dan McFarland, Peter Bracken, Michael Carroll, Paul Neville, Chris Keane, Eric Elwood.