Connacht Rugby

Debut for Carey as Connacht Rugby team to face Edinburgh announced

Connacht Rugby

Connacht Rugby head Coach Pat Lam has made two changes to the starting team ahead of tomorrow evening’s Guinness PRO12 Round 5 game at home to Edinburgh (Kick Off: 7.35pm – live on TG4).

Peter Robb returns to the starting lineup to partner Bundee Aki in midfield and in an otherwise unchanged backline.
In the pack, 25-year-old Conor Carey makes his Connacht debut starting in the front row with Roscommon’s Denis Buckley and Tom McCartney.

Commenting on the upcoming game, Pat Lam said

“We’re back at the Sportsground tomorrow and really looking forward to the challenge. We are under no illusions as to the threat that Edinburgh pose, and the physicality they will bring to the contest. We are determined to continue improving in our game as we look to earn the points that are available.”

The Connacht Rugby squad in full is:

(Connacht caps in brackets)

15 Tiernan O’Halloran (104)
14 Niyi Adeolokun (35)
13 Bundee Aki (44)
12 Peter Robb (18)
11 Matt Healy (76)
10 Jack Carty (57)
9 Kieran Marmion (105)

1 Denis Buckley (98)
2 Tom McCartney (47)
3 Conor Carey (0)
4 Quinn Roux (34)
5 Ultan Dillane (30)
6 Eoin McKeon (88)
7 Jake Heenan (35)
8 John Muldoon (captain) (278)

16 Dave Heffernan (60)
17 Ronan Loughney (186)
18 Finlay Bealham (60)
19 Lewis Stevenson (3)
20 James Connolly (19)
21 Caolin Blade (23)
22 Shane O’Leary (17)
23 Cian Kelleher (2)

Kick-off at the Sportsground, is 7:35pm and the game is live on TG4.