Ahead of Friday,s GUINNESS PRO12 game against Benetton Treviso and and Connacht Eagles’ clash with Leinster ‘A’ at Donnybrook on Thursday, the Connacht Rugby medical team have provided the following update.
Quinn Roux suffered a nasal fracture and was removed from the pitch during the closing stages of last Saturday’s win over Edinburgh. The South African lock will see a surgeon this week when the length of his absence will become clearer. The 25-year-old is unavailable for the Treviso game.
Tiernan O’Halloran, Connacht’s try-scoring man-of-the-match against the Scots, was replaced in the 70th minute. He passed all HIA testing but reported a sore jaw post-game. The full-back is available this week.
Meanwhile, Robbie Henshaw, John Cooney and Shane Delahunt have all returned to full training and are available for selection this week.
After almost a year on the sidelines, Jason Harris-Wright (pictured above) played 60 minutes for Ulster Bank League Division 1A side Clontarf against Terenure College last Friday night. The hooker is expected to profit from more game-time with Connacht Eagles this week. Galway-born prop Ronan Loughney is also available for selection this week.
Danie Poolman continues to rehab his hamstring and will be monitored ahead of the team selection this week, while fellow winger Fionn Carr continues to rehab his calf injury.
Second row Ben Marshall is now out of his cast following an arm fracture sustained in round 2 of the PRO12. He has resumed training this week.
The Connacht Eagles team to face Leinster ‘A’ will be named on Wednesday and on Thursday, Pat Lam will name the senior side to play Treviso.