There is a change to the Connacht side to face Zebre this evening in Italy. Replacement back Darragh Leader injured his hand in yesterday’s Captain’s Run and a scan confirmed that the 21-year-old has fractured his finger and will face six – eight weeks recovery time.

Shane O’Leary who travelled with the squad to Italy will come on to the bench in his place.

Updated Connacht team to face Zebre:

15. Tiernan O’Halloran
14. Danie Poolman
13. Robbie Henshaw
12. Bundee Aki
11. Matt Healy
10. Jack Carty
9. John Cooney

1. Denis Buckley
2. Tom McCartney
3. Rodney Ah You
4. Ultan Dillane
5. Aly Muldowney
6. John Muldoon (captain)
7. Eoghan Masterson
8. Eoin McKeon


16. Dave Heffernan
17. JP Cooney
18. Finlay Bealham
19. Andrew Browne
20. George Naoupu
21. Kieran Marmion
22. Conor McKeon
23. Shane O’Leary

Unavailable/Injured: Jason Harris-Wright, Sean Henry, Ronan Loughney, Nathan White, Michael Swift, Mick Kearney, Quinn Roux, Mata Fifita, Willie Faloon, Jake Heenan, Craig Ronaldson, Conor Finn, Dave McSharry, Mils Muliaina, Darragh Leader.

Zebre v Connacht
Saturday 16th May
At Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Kick off 6.30pm (local time)

Live on Nuvolari / TG4
Listen to Galway Bay FM

Referee: Ian Davies (WRU, 30th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Elia Rizzo, Filippo Bertelli (both FIR)
Citing Commissioner: Francesco Grilllo (FIR)
TMO: Stefano Penne (FIR)Kick off 6:30pm (Italy time)




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