Connacht Eagles Coach Mossy Lawler has selected a blend of youth and experience in his starting XV aiming for back to back wins over Richmond in the B&I Cup on Sunday (K.O. 1pm). Having beaten Richmond away last weekend, the Connacht team go into the fixture in confident mood on Sunday.

After an outstanding kicking display off the tee last weekend, Conor McKeown is retained at scrum half with Andrew Deegan at out half after scoring a try in the away game. The experienced Eoin Griffin and Peter Robb, who continues his comeback from injury, form the midfield pairing.

The side is captained by Academy player Paul Boyle at number 8 and he is joined in the back row by flankers Naulia Dawai (blindside) and Sean Masterson (openside).

The game kicks off at 1pm. For live updates of the game tune to Galway Bay FM.

 

(15-9) Matt Byrne, Adam Leavy, Eoin Griffin, Peter Robb, Stacey Ili, Andrew Deegan, Conor McKeown,
(1-8) Conan O’Donnell, David Heffernan, Conor Kenny, Peter Claffey, Gavin Thornbury, Naulia Dawai, Sean Masterson, Paul Boyle (Capt)

Replacements (16-23): Pat O’Toole, Denis Coulson, Callum Torpey, Dylan Tierney, Caolin Blade, Steve Crosbie, Craig Ronaldson.

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