Friday 19 April 2019

Chris Farrell makes his return as Munster and Connacht name strong sides for Galway clash

27 December 2018; Chris Farrell during Munster Rugby squad training at the University of Limerick in Limerick. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
27 December 2018; Chris Farrell during Munster Rugby squad training at the University of Limerick in Limerick. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Munster have recalled Chris Farrell and Peter O'Mahony to their team to face Connacht at The Sportsground, with Bundee Aki set to miss out on the clash for the home side.

Aki is one of the few big names missing for Andy Friend's men, with Connacht looking to win their third inter-pro of the season after doing the double over Ulster.

Leinster loanee Tom Daly is named at inside centre alongside Tom Farrell, while Dave Heffernan captains the team at hooker.

For Munster, they welcome back outside centre Chris Farrell after a number of weeks on the sideline with a thigh injury, with captain Peter O'Mahony also restored to the team after being rested for last weekend's win over Leinster.

Johann van Graan has selected a strong squad for the visit to Galway, with CJ Stander and Conor Murray among the replacements.

Connacht vs Munster kicks off tomorrow night at 19.35.

Connacht

15. Darragh Leader

14. Cian Kelleher

13. Tom Farrell

12. Tom Daly

11. Matt Healy

10. Jack Carty

9. Caolin Blade

1. Denis Buckley

2. Dave Heffernan (C)

3. Dominic Robertson McCoy

4. Gavin Thornbury

5. Quinn Roux

6. Paul Boyle

7. Colby Fainga’a

8. Eoghan Masterson

Replacements

16. Tom McCartney

17. Peter McCabe

18. Finlay Bealham

19. Ultan Dillane

20. Cillian Gallagher

21. Angus Lloyd

22. David Horwitz

23. Colm DeBuitlear

 

Munster

15. Andrew Conway

14. Keith Earls

13. Chris Farrell

12. Dan Goggin

11. Alex Wootton

10. Joey Carbery

9. Alby Mathewson

1. Jeremy Loughman

2. Niall Scannell

3. John Ryan

4. Jean Kleyn

5. Tadhg Beirne

6. Peter O’Mahony (captain)

7. Tommy O’Donnell

8. Arno Botha

Replacements:

16. Kevin O’Byrne

17. Dave Kilcoyne

18. Stephen Archer

19. Billy Holland

20. CJ Stander

21. Conor Murray

22. Tyler Bleyendaal

23. Sammy Arnold

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