Connacht squad named for South Africa trip in URC Semi-Final

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Galway Daily rugby Connacht squad named for South Africa trip in URC Semi-Final

Connacht Rugby have named the 23 man squad which has departed for South Africa this morning for the URC Semi-Final this weekend.

Connacht will be facing off against the DHL Stormers on their home ground in Cape Town this Saturday.

The semi-final winners will face each other in the URC title decider, with the highest-ranked team hosting the game at their nominated venue.

The management team can report a clean bill of health from the weekend, with the travelling squad including all 23 players who featured in Belfast.

Also included are Connacht natives Eoin de Buitléar, Cathal Forde, Darragh Murray and Colm Reilly, as well as props Peter Dooley and Dominic Robertson-McCoy.

Last weekend’s victor over Ulster also confirmed Connacht’s place in next season’s Heineken Champions Cup.

The Connacht travelling squad for the coming game is:

Forwards (17)

Jack Aungier
Finlay Bealham
Denis Buckley
Jarrad Butler
Eoin de Buitlear
Peter Dooley
Oisín Dowling
Jordan Duggan
Dave Heffernan
Shamus Hurley-Langton
Josh Murphy
Darragh Murray
Niall Murray
Conor Oliver
Cian Prendergast
Dominic Robertson-McCoy
Dylan Tierney-Martin

Backs (12)

Bundee Aki
Caolin Blade
Jack Carty
Tom Daly
Tom Farrell
Cathal Forde
Mack Hansen
Kieran Marmion
John Porch
Tiernan O’Halloran
Byron Ralston
Colm Reilly