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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’s most capped player Michael Swift has re-signed with the province for another year.
As Connacht head into their second year of Heineken Cup rugby this weekend, a special documentary on last year’s emotional first journey into Europe’s elite competition is compulsive viewing.
Connacht players Tiernan O'Halloran and Michael Swift have re-signed with the province this week.
The pre-match press night is a necessary evil for players and management alike, with an unrelenting hunger for information from within the camp from local and national media and the general public in the build-up to a big game. It has become a customary exercise in the lead-in to the important business on the field. Last week, national and local journalists descended on McHale Park to get their few words with some of the actors in the drama that will unfold on the lush green sward of Croke Park on Sunday. With the evening's events winding down, the Mayo Advertiser caught up with Ballinrobe’s Donal Vaughan on the concrete concourse outside the meeting room, where his team mates Alan Dillon and Keith Higgins were still being put through the ringer by my colleagues from other outlets.
Connacht stalwart Michael Swift captured the Player of the Year award at the province’s annual awards evening.
Micahel Bradley will be looking for the same resolve that ensured Connacht overcame Bourgoin by 23 - 20 when they host Munster on Sunday.
Connacht rugby has achieved a huge boost with five players selected on Ireland’s summer tour to Canada and the US, and five on Ireland’s Churchill Cup squad.
Connacht’s win over Montpellier will be measured by their performance against Glasgow tomorrow night.