Connacht coach Michael Bradley has made four changes, and two positional switches, to his side for their final match of the season against Llanelli Scarlets on Friday night (Stradey Park, kick off 7.10pm).
Connacht coach Michael Bradley has made four changes as well as two positional switches to his Connacht side, for their final match of the season with Llanelli Scarlets on Friday at Stradey Park (kick off 7.10pm).
John Hearty, Peter Durcan, Michael Swift and Ray Hogan all return to the starting line up in place of Darren Yapp, Paul Warwick, Ray Ofisa and Stephen Knoop. Yapp is named among the replacements along with Connacht’s two members of the Irish Under-20 Grand Slam winning side, Aidan Wynne and Andrew Browne.
Daniel Riordan and Gavin Duffy exchange places in the team with Duffy moving to outside centre and Riordan reverting to full-back. David Gannon moves from the second row to blindside flanker for the first time as Michael Swift moves into the second row, with Ray Ofisa omitted due to a trial with the Samoan national team. Ofisa has been impressive throughout Connacht’s campaign with the talented Samoan flanker having been named as the Aer Arann Connacht Players’ Player of the Season.
CONNACHT (v Llanelli Scarlets): Daniel Riordan; John Hearty, Gavin Duffy, Mark McHugh, Conor McPhillips; Peter Durcan, Chris Keane; Brett Wilkinson, John Fogarty (capt), Ray Hogan, Michael Swift, Andrew Farley, David Gannon, John Muldoon, Colm Rigney.
Replacements: Adrian Flavin, Ronan Loughney, David McGowan, Andrew Browne, Aidan Wynne, Ted Robinson, Darren Yapp.
Not considered due to injury: Keith Matthews (knee), Matt Mostyn (ankle), Conor O’Loughlin (hip).