Connacht have announced their side for tomorrow’s meeting with Edinburgh in the BKT United Rugby Championship.

Tadgh McElroy and Seán O’Brien have been handed their first starts for the province as Peter Wilkins’ side go in search of a fourth win in a row this season.

There are eight changes in total from the side that beat Ulster last weekend with Tom Daly and John Porch making their first appearances of the season.

JJ Hanrahan returns to the bench, while Sam Illo could feature for the first time this season.

Kick off at the Hive Stadium is at 7:35pm tomorrow (Saturday November 11).

Connacht line out as follows:

STARTING XV: 

15. Tiernan O’Halloran (224)

14. John Porch (80)

13. Byron Ralston (18)

12. Tom Daly (78)

11. Andrew Smith (2)

10. Jack Carty (197) (C)

9. Caolin Blade (173)

1. Peter Dooley (20)

2. Tadgh McElroy (3)

3. Jack Aungier (53)

4. Niall Murray (59)

5. Darragh Murray (10)

6. Cian Prendergast (50)

7. Conor Oliver (65)

8. Seán O’Brien (1)

REPLACEMENTS:

16. Dylan Tierney-Martin (27)

17. Jordan Duggan (41)

18. Sam Illo (11)

19. Joe Joyce (3)

20. Jarrad Butler (117)

21. Colm Reilly (20)

22. David Hawkshaw (15)

23. JJ Hanrahan (2)

 

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