Due to the flu epidemic that has hit the squad this week, Connacht coaches have been forced to make some late changes to the side announced yesterday.

With both halfbacks Frank Murphy and Paul O’Donohoe ruled out due to illness, Daragh Leader has been brought on to the bench as a replacement back.

Replacement Tighthead Prop has also been hit with the illness and so JP Cooney takes his place on the bench.

Connacht line-up v Toulouse

15.          Robbie Henshaw
14.          Fionn Carr
13.          Eoin Griffin
12.          Dave McSharry
11.          Matt Healy
10.          Dan Parks
9.            Kieran Marmion

1.            Brett Wilkinson
2.            Jason Harris-Wright
3.            Rodney Ah You
4.            Mick Kearney
5.            Craig Clarke (captain)
6.            John Muldoon
7.            Jake Heenan
8.            Eoin McKeon


16. Sean Henry
17. Denis Buckley
18. JP Cooney
19. Andrew Browne
20. George Naoupu
21. Darragh Leader
22. Craig Ronaldson
23. Gavin Duffy

Ill/Injured:  Frank Murphy, Paul O’Donohoe, Nathan White, Michael Swift, Ronan Loughney, Willie Faloon, Mata Fifita, Danie Poolman, Tiernan O’Halloran, Miah Nikora, and Kyle Tonetti.

Toulouse v Connacht
Saturday 14th December
At the Sportsground
Kick off 6pm
On Sky Sports 2 Red Button
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)
Assistant Refs: Gwyn Morris & Chris Williams (both WRU)
TMO: Paul Adams (WRU)
Citing Commissioner: Dennis Jones (WRU)



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