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Connacht coming to the Boyle


First shot: Paul Boyle

First shot: Paul Boyle

First shot: Paul Boyle

Connacht centre Kyle Godwin will make his competitive debut against Glasgow Warriors at The Sportsground this afternoon (TG4 & eirsport).

Former Leinster Clubs flanker Paul Boyle, from Gorey, has impressed new coach Andy Friend enough to get first shot at the blindside role against a Scottish outfit that includes Stuart Hogg.

Connacht: T O'Halloran; C Kelleher, K Godwin, T Farrell, M Healy; J Carty, C Blade; D Buckley, D Heffernan, F Bealham, U Dillane, J Cannon, P Boyle, J Butler, E McKeon.

Replacements: S Delahunt, P McCabe, C Carey, Q Roux, C Gallagher, J Mitchell, C Ronaldson, N Adeolokun.

Glasgow: S Hogg; T Seymour, N Grigg, P Horne, DTH van der Merwe; A Hastings, G Horne; O Kebble, G Turner, Z Fagerson, S Cummings, J Gray, R Harley, C Gibbins (capt), R Wilson.

Replacements: F Brown, A Allan, D Rae, A Ashe, C Fusaro; N Frisby, A Dunbar, N Matawalu.

Verdict: Connacht.