The Leinster, Munster and Ulster coaches have all delayed selecting their sides’s for the weekend’s Celtic League games pending completion of the national training camp.
The Leinster, Munster and Ulster coaches have all delayed selecting their sides’s for the weekend’s Celtic League games pending completion of the national training camp. That national session ends today (Thursday) and the sides may be named later this evening.
Ulster coach Alan Solomons is worst affected in that he has to prepare for an away game against fourth placed Celtic Warriors and it must be assumed that the Ulster squad intend travelling to Wales today.
In contrast, Michael Bradley has no such problems and he has named a side for the home game against Leinster Lions that includes Bernard Jackman and Darren Yapp who were both with the national squad this week, and Matt Mostyn who returns from injury.
Connacht: Connacht: Mark McHugh; Matt Mostyn, Darren Yapp, Shane Moore, Conor McPhillips; Eric Elwood, Conor O’Loughlin; Dan McFarland, Bernard Jackman, Peter Bracken; Damien Browne, Andrew Farley; Michael Swift, Matt Lacey, John O’Sullivan.
Replacements: John Fogarty/Henry Bourke, Adrian Clarke, Michael Carroll, Paul Neville/Tom Carter, Michael Walls, David Hewitt, Wayne Munn.
Celtic League – Friday 12th March.
7.05: Celtic Warriors v Ulster, Brewery Field, Gregg Davies (S), BBCW/TG4.
7.30: The Borders v Glasgow Rugby, Netherdale, Phil Fear (W).
7.30: Edinburgh Rugby v N-S Ospreys, Meadowbank, Alain Rolland (I).
7.30: Munster v The Dragons, Thomond Park, Graeme Hannah (S).
Celtic League – Saturday 13th March.
2.30:Connacht v Leinster Lions, Sportsground, Nigel Williams (W).
5.30: Cardiff Blues v Llanelli Scarlets, Arms Park, Donal Courtney (I), S4C.