O'Connor to make final Connacht appearance

Johnny O’Connor will wear the Connacht number seven jersey one last time tomorrow night.

O'Connor to make final Connacht appearance

Johnny O’Connor will wear the Connacht number seven jersey one last time tomorrow night.

The province take on Glasgow Warriors at the Sportsground, in a game that represents both his and head coach Eric Elwood’s last with the province.

The 33-year-old flanker will retire from rugby after tomorrow night's game, which is his 146th for the province.

O'Connor represents the only personnel change to the Forwards from the team who drew to Treviso last weekend.

He is joined in the back row by Andrew Browne and Eoin McKeon, who moves to Number 8.

On his return from injury, 22-year-old Eoin Griffin is named at outside centre for the last game of the 2012/13 season.

Griffin’s return sees the season's record try scorer, Danie Poolman, move on to the right wing.

On the bench, Adrian Flavin is named at replacement hooker and is in line to make his 142nd and final appearance for Connacht - his team for the last seven years.

Connacht currently occupy 8th place in the RaboDirect PRO12 table, and while a win tomorrow night would equal the best ever finish achieved last year, it would also mean a record number of wins in the league to go with a best away record so far.

Connacht (v. Glasgow): G Duffy; D Poolman, E Griffin, B Murphy, F Vainikolo; D Parks, K Marmion; B Wilkinson, E Reynecke, R Loughney; M Swift, M McCarthy; A Browne, J O’Connor, E McKeon.

Replacements: A Flavin, R Ah You, JP Cooney, M Kearney, J Muldoon, M Fifita, P O'Donohoe, M Nikora.

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