The Connacht Eagles team, sponsored by NUI Galway, will travel to face Dragons Select in the final round of this season’s British & Irish Cup tomorrow, Saturday (kick off 2pm).

Head Coach Nigel Carolan has made five personnel changes to the starting XV that played pool leaders Doncaster Knights at the Sportsground last weekend.

Academy players Ed O’Keeffe and Peter Robb both come into the backline that sees Api Pewhairangi line out at fullback.

In the pack, Ronan Loughney and Jack Dinneen join Conan O’Donnell in the front row while Dave Nolan joins Danny Qualter in the second row.

Galway man Marc Kelly is promoted from the bench to join Rory Moloney, who captains the side, and Cillian Gallagher in the back row.

Connacht Eagles team to face Dragons Select, Ebbw Vale, Saturday January 23rd, 2pm

15 Api Pewhairangi
14 Ed O’Keeffe
13 Cormac Brennan
12 Peter Robb
11 Fionn Carr
10 Shane O’Leary
9 Conor Lowndes

1 Ronan Loughney
2 Jack Dinneen
3 Conan O’Donnell
4 Danny Qualter
5 Dave Nolan
6  Marc Kelly
7 Rory Moloney (captain)
8 Cillian Gallagher


16 Pat O’Toole
17 Matthew Burke
18 Cian Romaine
19 Matthew Cosgrove
20 Stephen Kerins
21 Conor McKeon
22 Adam Leavy

Dragons Select v Connacht Eagles
Saturday January 23rd
Ebbw Vale
Kick off 2pm



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