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Jack Carty Returns To Captain Connacht In United Rugby Championship

Athlone's Niall Murray also starts for the Westerners.

Jack Carty slots straight back into the Connacht line-up for their game with the Ospreys tomorrow. 

He also captain's the side from out-half while his fellow Athlone man Niall Murray is named to start at lock.

Summer signing 20-year-old Shayne Bolton, is poised to make his debut at outside centre. 

Alex Wootton makes his first appearance of the season on the wing, while Dave Heffernan will win his 150th cap for the province. 

Head Coach Andy Friend says:

“Everyone had a deserved few days off after the Aviva game and we’ve since spent the last few weeks fully focused on getting a win tomorrow night. Ospreys have made a really good start to their season and they’re always difficult to play against, so everyone knows we have to push on from our interpro performances to get the win we need.

Shayne Bolton has settled in really well since arriving from South Africa so he’s deserving of a start, and it’s a special game for Dave Heffernan and Ballina RFC on the day of his 150th appearance.”

Connacht XV + Replacements:

  1.  Matthew Burke 
  2. Dave Heffernan 
  3. Finlay Bealham 
  4. Niall Murray 
  5. Ultan Dillane 
  6. Jarrad Butler 
  7. Conor Oliver 
  8. Paul Boyle 
  9. Kieran Marmion 
  10. Jack Carty 
  11. Mack Hansen
  12. Sammy Arnold 
  13. Shayne Bolton
  14. Alex Wootton 
  15.  Oran McNulty
  16.  Shane Delahunt 
  17.  Jordan Duggan 
  18.  Jack Aungier 
  19. Oisín Dowling 
  20. Eoghan Masterson 
  21.  Caolin Blade 
  22.  Conor Fitzgerald 
  23. Peter Robb 

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