There has been a change to the Connacht Eagles’ team to play Bedford Blues in round 3 of the British & Irish Cup today (KO 14:30) at the Sportsground.

James Connolly has been forced to withdraw due to illness and has been replaced in the backrow by Galway-born Sean O’Brien.

Marcus Walsh comes into the replacements.

Connacht Eagles v Bedford Blues: Kick-off is at the Sportsground is at 2:30pm on Saturday, December 7th

Free entry for all to the Sportsground.

Connacht Eagles’ lineup v Bedford Blues

15           Shane Layden
14           David Panter
13           Conor Finn
12           Brian Murphy
11           Steve Macauley
10          Jack Carty (captain)
9             Paul O’Donohoe

1              Finlay Bealham
2              James Rael
3              JP Cooney
4              Dave Nolan
5              Danny Qualter
6             Andrew Browne
7             Eoghan Masterson
8             Sean O’Brien

Replacements (from):

16           Dave Heffernan
17           Peter Reilly
18           Ultane Dillane
19           Conor Kindregan
20           Caolin Blade
21           Tadhg Leader
22           Marcus Walsh


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