Connacht host Ospreys at the Sportsground tomorrow in the opening game of the United Rugby Championship.

Tom Farrell will make his 100th appearance in green.

New signings JJ Hanrahan, Joe Joyce and Andrew Smith are named in the 15.

Connacht have won four of the last five meetings with Ospreys in the competition.

The game will be live on TG4 with kick off at 3:00pm.

Connacht will start as follows:

15. Andrew Smith (0)

14. Diarmuid Kilgallen (16)

13. Tom Farrell (99)

12: Cathal Forde (13)

11. Byron Ralston (15)

10. JJ Hanrahan (0)

9. Caolin Blade (170) (C)

1. Denis Buckley (228)

2. Dylan Tierney Martin (24)

3. Jack Aungier (50)

4. Oisin Dowling (44)

5. Joe Joyce ((0)

6. Cian Prendergast (47)

7. Shamus Hurley Langton (20)

8. Jarrad Butler (8)

 

16. Tadgh McElroy (0)

17. Peter Dooley (18)

18. Dominic Robertson McCoy (79)

19. Niall Murray (56)

20. Sean O’Brien (0)

21. Colm Reilly (17)

22. Jack Carty (195)

23. Liam McNamara (0)

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