Unchanged back line for Connacht

Connacht have announced their side to take on Harlequins in the European Challenge Cup at the Stoop on Saturday.

Connacht have announced their side to take on Harlequins in the European Challenge Cup at the Stoop on Saturday.

Michael Bradley has named an unchanged back line from that which played Bath Rugby at the Sportsground last Friday.

There are three changes in the forwards with Captain John Fogarty, Ray Ofisa and Ryan Strudwick being called back into the side in place of Adrian Flavin, Colm Rigney and Andrew Farley. Flavin, Rigney and Farley are all named among the replacements.

Conor O’Loughlin remains at scrum half in place of Chris Keane, who is named among the replacements. O’Loughlin, who will make his 50th competitive appearance for Connacht at the Stoop on Saturday, has already scored two tries in his six appearances this season and will be looking to add to the six he has scored for Connacht since signing in 2003.

Connacht team: Daniel Riordan; Ted Robinson, John Hearty, Mark McHugh, Conor McPhillips; Paul Warwick, Conor O’Loughlin; Brett Wilkinson, John Fogarty (C), Stephen Knoop; Michael Swift, Ryan Strudwick; Matt Lacey, Ray Ofisa, Brendan O’Connor.

Replacements: Adrian Flavin, Brett Sturgess, Andrew Farley, Colm Rigney, Chris Keane, Peter Durcan, Gavin Williams.

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