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Good news for Connacht Rugby this week.
Three Connacht players have joined an illustrious list of European stars in this week’s pick of the Heineken Cup round six fixtures.
Bar Solo at the Carlton Hotel in Galway city will host a Guinness Area 22 supporters’ event on Thursday November 17, ahead of Connacht’s clash against the mighty Toulouse.
Irish squad member Mike McCarthy returns to Connacht for tomorrow’s final pre-season fixture with English premiership side Saracens in London (6.45pm).
Connacht’s second pre-season friendly takes place today in Dublin when they face an Irish XV packed with players vying for World Cup selection.
Connacht stalwart Michael Swift captured the Player of the Year award at the province’s annual awards evening.
Connacht will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Sportsground on St Stephen’s Day when they take on Munster in the Magners League, but Eric Elwood’s charges will have to do so without the services of their inspirational captain John Muldoon. The 28-year-old Connacht forward suffered another injury in a season that has been blighted with setbacks. In Connacht’s Amlin Challenge Cup defeat at home to Harlequins the Portumna native broke his arm, it is the second time this year he has suffered from a broken arm, he broke it against New Zealand in the first of the summer tour tests in the southern hemisphere. However it is hoped that the break is not as serious as the one he sustained on international duty and he will be back in action in number of weeks as opposed to months.
It proved another memorable evening for Connacht Rugby, and all the more so for the young talent that rose to the rare challenge of an international XV visiting the Galway Sportsground.
Connacht have been boosted with the addition of two new props ahead of their European campaign.