Ireland utility back Gavin Duffy looks set to play a part in Connacht’s Magners League encounter with the Cardiff Blues on Friday, having been listed in the squad for the trip across the Irish Sea.
Duffy, who was away in France on World Cup duty with Ireland last month, has not played for Connacht since lining out at outside centre in their final league game of last season – a 19-10 loss away to Llanelli in May.
Coach Michael Bradley has announced a 23-man squad for his side’s third successive away match in the league.
Team captain Andrew Farley remains sidelined due to injury, while hooker Adrian Flavin, who has captained the side for the past two games, has also been ruled out with a cheekbone injury picked up in the game against Glasgow.
Bradley will confirm his starting line-up and replacements tomorrow morning.
CONNACHT Squad: Forwards – Andrew Browne, John Fogarty, David Gannon, Brian McGovern, Michael McCarthy, Joe Merrigan, Robbie Morris, John Muldoon, Johnny O’Connor, Ray Ofisa, Colm Rigney, Michael Swift, Brett Wilkinson.
Backs – Mel Deane, Tim Donnelly, Gavin Duffy, Peter Durcan, Keith Matthews, Conor McPhillips, Conor O’Loughlin, Ofisa Treviranus, Alipate Tuilevuka, Aidan Wynne.