Connacht coach Michael Bradley has announced a 26-man squad for the province’s final game of the season, at home to the Ospreys on Friday night (The Sportaground, kick-off 6.30pm).
Scrum half Conor O’Loughlin has recovered from a shoulder injury to be included in the westerners’ squad for the first time since March and Galwegians duo Brian McGovern and Andrew Browne have also been named in the panel.
A number of players will be making their final appearances for Connacht on Friday, whether as starters or off the replacements bench.
Emotions will be running high at the Sportsground as long-serving backs Matt Mostyn and Darren Yapp both play their last professional game, while hooker John Fogarty is bound for Leinster and winger-cum-scrum half Conor McPhillips is also reportedly leaving the province.
CONNACHT Squad (v Ospreys): Backs (12) – Mel Deane, Gavin Duffy, Andy Dunne, Keith Matthews, Conor McPhillips, Matt Mostyn, Troy Nathan, Conor O’Loughlin, Danny Riordan, Robbie Shaw, Ofisa Treviranus, Darren Yapp.
Forwards (14) – Andrew Browne, Andrew Farley (capt), Adrian Flavin, John Fogarty, David Gannon, Ronan Loughney, Michael McCarthy, Brian McGovern, Robbie Morris, John Muldoon, Johnny O’Connor, Ray Ofisa, Colm Rigney, Brett Wilkinson.