Breaking: Connacht Team Named For Champions Cup Clash With Toulouse

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Pat Lam has named his Connacht side for their crucial final pool game.

The western province take on Toulouse in France, knowing a win will seal their place in the knockout stages of the Champions Cup for the first time in the province’s rich history.

There are five personnel changes in total from the team that lined out at the Sportsground in the bonus point win over Zebre six days ago.  Jack Carty has recovered from injury to take the reins at outhalf while Peter Robb also returns to form a new centre partnership with Craig Ronaldson.

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Up front, Ireland international Quinn Roux comes in having missed out last week while the back row is also boosted with the return from injury of flankers Nepia Fox-Matamua and Jake Heenan.

Connacht team to face Toulouse 

Sunday January 22nd, kick off 16:15, Stade Ernest-Wallon  

(Connacht caps in brackets)

15           Tiernan O’Halloran (117)
14           Niyi Adeolokun (48)
13           Peter Robb (24)
12           Craig Ronaldson (57)
11           Matt Healy (83)
10           Jack Carty (70)
9             Kieran Marmion (114)

1             Denis Buckley (107)
2             Tom McCartney (55)
3             Finlay Bealham (71)
4             Quinn Roux (45)
5             James Cannon (8)
6             Nepia Fox-Matamua (15)
7             Jake Heenan (46)
8             John Muldoon (291) (captain)

Replacements:

16          Dave Heffernan (74)
17          JP Cooney (43)
18          John Andress (3)
19          Sean O’Brien (30)
20          Naulia Dawai (5)
21          John Cooney (30)
22          Tom Farrell (1)
23           Danie Poolman (78)

Jason Hennessy

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