Connacht Development XV to host US Collegiate squadAugust 10, 2012 - 8:51am
THE Connacht Development XV will welcome the US Collegiate Development XV to the Sportsground tomorrow (Saturday) at 3pm. Admission is free.
The Connacht Development squad is a combination of the extended senior squad, academy players and also a number of club players hoping to make their mark. The encounter against the American side will be followed by a fixture against Munster on Thursday 23rd August at the Sportsground.
The All American team is made up of players who were selected from a pool of approximately 15,000 college rugby leagues across the US and eventually whittled down to a squad of 30.
As part of their two match European tour that includes the game against Connacht here at the Sportsground, they will also face Leinster in Dublin next Tuesday.
Connacht: A O’Meara; S Macauley, C Finn, T Leader, M Healy; D Leader, C Lilly; JP Cooney, K Haupt, J Dever, D Qualter, J Gardiner, D Heffernan, A Conneely, D Kenny.