Head Coach Nigel Carolan has named a matchday squad made up of Senior, Academy and club players.
The back three includes Tiernan O’Halloran at full back with Academy wingers Shane Layden and David Panter.
In the pack, Dave Heffernan, who came off the bench in both PRO12 games against Munster and Leinster, will start at hooker in a front row with senior props Ronan Loughney and JP Cooney.
Rory Moloney, who last month captained the Ireland U19’s team against Australia Schools, is named at openside flanker
The Eagles have won two from four in pool 3 of the B&I Cup with both wins coming at home in the Sportsground. The Irish side will be looking to complete the double over Rotherham Titans, who they beat 27-25 back in October, when fullback Darragh Leader stepped up to land a late, long-range penalty kick to secure the two-point win. This was Rotherham’s only defeat in the competition to date.
Rotherham Titans v Connacht Eagles: Kick-off is at Clifton Lane is at 2pm on Saturday, January 11th.
Rotherham Titans, under new Head Coach Lee Blackett, have had a brilliant first half to their season, winning 11 from 15 games in the Championship and British & Irish Cup.
The Titans are currently topping pool 3 of the B&I Cup competition and sit in second place in the English Championship just two points behind last season’s Premiership outfit London Welsh.
Last time out in this competition, Rotherham had a narrow 20 - 15 victory over Llanelli RFC.
Connacht Eagles’ lineup v Rotherham Titans
15 Tiernan O’Halloran
14 Shane Layden
13 Conor Finn
12 Brian Murphy
11 David Panter
10 Tadhg Leader
9 Frank Murphy (captain)
1 Ronan Loughney
2 Dave Heffernan
3 JP Cooney
4 Sean O’Brien
5 Danny Qualter
6 Mata Fifita
7 Rory Moloney
8 Eoghan Masterson
16 James Rael
17 Finlay Bealham
18 Peter Reilly
19 Aaron McCloskey
20 Marcus Walsh
21 Rory Parata
22 Steve Macauley
British & Irish Cup Fixtures
Llanelli RFC 76 v 14 Connacht Eagles Sat 12th Oct 2012 KO 2pm Parc y Scarlets
Connacht Eagles 27 v 25 Rotherham Titans Sat 19th Oct 2012 KO 2.30pm The Sportsground
Connacht Eagles 17 v 8 Bedford Blues Sat 7th Dec 2012 KO 2.30pm The Sportsground
Bedford Blues 50 v 17 Connacht Eagles Sat 14th Dec 2012 KO 2pm Goldington Road
Rotherham Titans v Connacht Eagles Sat 11th Jan 2013 KO 2pm Clifton Lane
Connacht Eagles v Llanellii Sat 18th Jan 2013 KO 2pm The Sportsground