Connacht announce starting team to face Scarlets

Guinness PRO12 Round 4

Philip Rooney


Philip Rooney

Connacht announce starting team to face Scarlets

Connacht Rugby head Coach Pat Lam has made six changes to the starting team ahead of tomorrow evening's Guinness PRO12 Round 4 game away to Scarlets (Kick Off: 7.35pm - live on S4C/TG4).

Irish internationals Matt Healy, Kieran Marmion, Finlay Bealham, Quinn Roux and Ultan Dillane are all brought in to the side that will run out at Parc y Scarlets tomorrow.

Along with Roux, Jake Heenan makes a welcome return from injury and his first appearance of the season.

Dillane starts in the back row for the first time along with Heenan and captain John Muldoon.

Commenting on the team selection and the upcoming game, Pat Lam said:

"With more guys coming back from injury, it's pleasing to be able to select a bit more experience in our side. Quinn (Roux) and Jake (Heenan) returning is obviously a boost and it helps drive more competition within the squad.

"Although we have never won at Parc y Scarlets before, we are really excited by the challenge to try and create a small bit of history.

"While both teams are obviously determined to get points on the table, our focus remains on the quality of our performance."

Connacht team to face Scarlets

15 Tiernan O'Halloran
14 Niyi Adeolokun
13 Bundee Aki
12 Eoin Griffin
11 Matt Healy
10 Jack Carty
9 Kieran Marmion

1 Denis Buckley
2 Tom McCartney
3 Finlay Bealham
4 Quinn Roux
5 Andrew Browne
6 Ultan Dillane 
7 Jake Heenan 
8 John Muldoon (captain) 

16 Dave Heffernan (59)
17 Ronan Loughney (185)
18 JP Cooney (30)
19 Lewis Stevenson (2)
20 Eoin McKeon (87)
21 Caolin Blade (22)
22 Shane O'Leary (16)
23 Cian Kelleher (1)