Connacht announce squad to tackle Ospreys

Connacht have announced a 22-man squad ahead of their Magners League clash with the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, kick-off 5.30pm.

Connacht have announced a 22-man squad ahead of their Magners League clash with the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, kick-off 5.30pm.

The squad shows four changes from that which played Edinburgh in Murrayfield three weeks ago.

The good news for Connacht is that Darren Yapp and John Muldoon have been recalled to the squad having recovered from knee and cheek injuries respectively, only to take the place of two other players ruled out through injury, in Conor McPhillips and Brendan O’Connor.

They are joined by Ryan Strudwick and Brett Sturgess who take the place of Andrew Farley and Ray Hogan.

Connacht will be hoping to extend their good record against the Ospreys, having won in Wales in two of the past three seasons and also having beaten them earlier in this Magners League campaign at the Sportsground in September.

Connacht Squad (v Ospreys):

Peter Durcan, Adrian Flavin, John Fogarty, David Gannon, John Hearty, Chris Keane, Stephen Knoop, Matt Lacey, Mark McHugh, John Muldoon, Ray Ofisa, Conor O’Loughlin, Colm Rigney, Daniel Riordan, David Slemen, Ryan Strudwick, Brett Sturgess, Michael Swift, Paul Warwick, Brett Wilkinson, Gavin Williams, Darren Yapp.

Not considered due to injury: Andrew Farley (shoulder), Ronan Loughney (knee), Keith Matthews (knee), Conor McPhillips (groin), Matt Mostyn (knee), Brendan O’Connor (arm), Ted Robinson (hamstring), Tom Tierney (ankle).

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