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Eric Elwood is returning to Connacht Rugby as the province’s new domestic rugby manager.
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.
John Muldoon, who is expected to win his 200th cap for Connacht when they face Cardiff in Arms Park this evening, says the province’s new crop of youngsters are keeping him on his toes.
By Linley MacKenzie
Connacht coach Eric Elwood faces another injury conundrum ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Edinburgh to the Galway Sportsground at 5pm. Having welcomed the return of Andrew Browne and captain Gavin Duffy in recent weeks, Elwood is now concerned with a new batch of injuries that include Ireland’s recent man of the match against South Africa Mike McCarthy, who is struggling with a back injury, props Ronan Loughney (knee), Rodney Ah You and Nathan White, and hooker Ethienne Reynecke (calf). Add in the longer term injuries to Eoin Griffin, John Muldoon and George Naoupu, and Elwood describes his latest injury woes as “not a pretty picture”.
Connacht coach Eric Elwood faces another injury conundrum ahead of Saturday’s visit of Edinburgh to the Galway Sportsground (5pm).
After 25 years of “living and breathing” Connacht Rugby, coach Eric Elwood has said it is time for a change.
There is something old and new for Connacht in next season’s Heineken Cup.
Connacht’s new-found confidence, both on and off the field, received the best fillip on Sunday with Leinster’s victory over Clermont Avergne guaranteeing Eric Elwood’s team Heineken Cup rugby for a second successive year.
Connacht are back on the road again looking to maintain their recent RaboDirect Pro 12 form which has seen them collect six points from their previous two home games.