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Teamsheets: Newcastle Falcons v Connacht

Teamsheets: Newcastle Falcons v Connacht

Click here for details of the Newcastle and Connacht team line-ups for tonight’s Challenge Cup quarter-final. The westerners have left a vacancy at out-half due to Paul Warwick’s hamstring injury.

…Mike McCarthy in action for Connacht against the Ospreys last season. The London-born flanker will line out against the province in tonight’s Challenge Cup quarter-final in Newcastle…


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NEWCASTLE FALCONS v CONNACHT, Kingston Park Stadium, 7.30pm

Newcastle Falcons: Matthew Burke; Tom May, Jamie Noon, Mark Mayerhofler, Anthony Elliott; Toby Flood, Hall Charlton; Jonny Williams, Matt Thompson, Micky Ward, Luke Gross, Geoff Parling, Mike McCarthy, Cory Harris, Colin Charvis (capt).

Replacements: Robbie Morris, Andy Long, Andy Perry, Owen Finegan, Ben Woods, James Grindal, David Walder.

Connacht: Mark McHugh; Matt Mostyn, Andrew Mailei, Keith Matthews, Conor McPhillips; Paul Warwick/David Slemen, Chris Keane; Ray Hogan, John Fogarty, Stephen Knoop, David Gannon, Andrew Farley (capt), John Muldoon, Matt Lacey, Colm Rigney.

Replacements: Joe Merrigan, Adrian Clarke, Christian Short, Michael Swift, Tom Tierney, Paul Warwick/David Slemen/Ted Robinson, Gavin Williams.

Referee: Eric Darriere (France); Touch Judges: Hakim Hadj-Bachir, Stefan Pomerade (both France); Television Match Official: Daniel Gillet (France)