Connacht team to face Munster announced

Connacht have today announced their side to play Munster at the Sportsground on New Years Eve (kick off 4pm).

Connacht have today announced their side to play Munster at the Sportsground on New Years Eve (kick off 4pm).

The side shows one change from that which played Ulster on St Stephens Day, with Stephen Knoop replacing Brett Sturgess in the front row, and Sturgess moving to the replacements.

This magners League match marks the occasion of Andrew Farley's 100th cap for Connacht. Farley, who joined Connacht at the beginning of the 2003/04 campaign, has reached his century of caps faster than any of the other four players to do so.

Connacht team (v Munster): Daniel Riordan; Darren Yapp, Paul Warwick, Gavin Williams, Keith Matthews; Mark McHugh, Chris Keane; Brett Wilkinson, John Fogarty (C), Stephen Knoop; David Gannon, Andrew Farley; John Muldoon, Ray Ofisa, Colm Rigney.

Replacements: Adrian Flavin, Brett Sturgess, Michael Swift, Matt Lacey, Conor O'Loughlin, John Hearty, Ted Robinson.

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