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Three Buccaneers touch rugby players have departed for Malaysia this week ahead of the World Cup after being named in the Ireland Mens’ over 40s squad. Rory Silke, Nigel (Jiang Han) So and Denis O’Connor have been in tournament preparation mode for six months and jetted east with their playing colleagues on Wednesday.
Connacht Rugby's squad for next season continues to take shape with the recruitment of two Irish-qualified forwards this week.
Darin Claasen and Mike McCarthy have been unveiled as the coaching duo in charge of Buccaneers, as the Athlone club gears up for life in Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League.
Connacht Rugby has been shocked by the sudden retirement of long-serving Connacht prop Brett Wilkinson who has been forced to retire from the sport immediately as a result of a recent neck injury.
Connacht Rugby announced their team to face Scarlets in tonight’s Round 14 of the RaboDirect PRO12 league. Eric Elwood's side travel to Parc y Scarlets for tonight’s fixture (kick off 7:30pm) and there are a number of changes to the team that played Zebre three weeks ago in the Heineken Cup. Brett Wilkinson, Jason Harris Wright and skipper Nathan White make up the front row trio. Replacing Ireland international Mike McCarthy will be Mick Kearney who starts in the second row alongside Connacht's highest capped player Michael Swift (234 caps).
Connacht renew their rivalry with English premiership outfit Harlequins on Saturday (6.30pm) when the two sides meet in a challenge at the Galway Sportsground.
After a useful workout in London, Connacht now head to Gloucester for their second pre-season challenge this weekend.