The Connacht squad to face London Irish in tomorrow’s pre-season friendly at The Sportsground has been named (k/o 5.30pm).
 
Barring 200 spectators for the clash with Glasgow Warriors last October, the game is the first Pro team fixture to take place in front of Sportsground spectators since February 2020.
 
Jack Carty captains the side from out-half with Kieran Marmion alongside him. There’s a start at outside centre for new arrival Shayne Bolton who has Tom Daly alongside him, while John Porch, Diarmuid Kilgallen and Tiernan O’Halloran make up the back three.
 
The front row consists of Jordan Duggan, Shane Delahunt and Jack Aungier, while Ultan Dillane comes into the second row for his first run-out of the season, starting alongside Oisin Dowling. A back row of Cian Prendergast, Conor Oliver and Paul Boyle completes the starting-lineup.
 
There are 13 replacements in all, including Academy player Ciaran Booth.
 
CONNACHT RUGBY SQUAD V LONDON IRISH
Friday 10th September 2021, 5.30pm @ The Sportsground
 
1. Jordan Duggan
2. Shane Delahunt
3. Jack Aungier
4. Oisin Dowling
5. Ultan Dillane
6. Cian Prendergast
7. Conor Oliver
8. Paul Boyle
9. Kieran Marmion
10. Jack Carty (C)
11. John Porch
12. Tom Daly
13. Shayne Bolton
14. Diarmuid Kilgallen
15. Tiernan O’Halloran

16. Dave Heffernan
17. Matthew Burke
18. Dominic Robertson-McCoy
19. Niall Murray
20. Eoghan Masterson
21. Ciaran Booth
22. Jarrad Butler
23. Colm Reilly
24. Conor Fitzgerald
25. Sammy Arnold
26. Ben O’Donnell
27. Peter Sullivan
28. Oran McNulty

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