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We have a live stream from the inter-pro game Connacht Eagles v Munster A, kick-off is 2 pm at The Sportsground in Galway.
The side, captained by flanker Conor Oliver, features a nice blend of talent from the Connacht Academy with members of the Pro team.
CONNACHT EAGLES V MUNSTER A (SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2020 @ THE SPORTSGROUND, K/O 2PM).
15. John Porch
14. Colm de Buitléar
13. Sam Arnold
12. Tom Daly
11. Diarmuid Kilgannen
10. Conor Dean
9. Stephen Kerins
1. Jordan Duggan
2. Jonny Murphy
3. Conor Kenny
4. Cian Prendergast
5. Niall Murray
6. Oisin McCormack
7. Conor Oliver (C)
8. Sean Masterson
16. Dylan Tierney-Martin
17. Matthew Burke
18. Jack Aungier
19. Darragh Murray
20. Joshua Dunne
21. Colm Reilly
22. Cathal Forde
23. Shane Jennings
24. Oran McNulty
25. Peter Sullivan
The squad is evenly split with 13 Greencore Munster Rugby Academy players and 13 senior players involved.
Hooker Diarmuid Barron, who was promoted from the Academy to the senior squad this summer, captains Munster A.
Nine Academy players are named in the starting XV with Alex Kendellen making his Munster A debut at no.8.
Recent signing Matt Gallagher makes his first start in red at full-back with Seán French and Liam Coombes on either flank.
Jack Crowley and Alex McHenry form the centre partnership with Neil Cronin and Ben Healy in the half-backs.
Josh Wycherley, Barron and Keynan Knox pack down in the front row with Paddy Kelly and Thomas Ahern in the engine room.
Jack Daly, John Hodnett and Kendellen are named in the back row.
Roman Salanoa is among the replacements and in line to make his first appearance in a Munster jersey.
Former Munster man Conor Oliver captains Connacht A for the clash with Sammy Arnold also starting for the Westerners. See their full tem below.
Munster A: Matt Gallagher; Seán French, Alex McHenry, Jack Crowley, Liam Coombes; Ben Healy, Neil Cronin; Josh Wycherley, Diarmuid Barron (C), Keynan Knox; Paddy Kelly, Thomas Ahern; Jack Daly, John Hodnett, Alex Kendellen.
Replacements from: Eoghan Clarke, Scott Buckley, Jeremy Loughman, Roman Salanoa, Gavin Coombes, Jack O’Sullivan, Nick McCarthy, Jake Flannery, Darren Sweetnam, Calvin Nash, Jonathan Wren.
Connacht A: John Porch; Colm de Buitléar, Sammy Arnold, Tom Daly, Diarmuid Kilgallen; Conor Dean, Stephen Kerins; Jordan Duggan, Jonny Murphy, Conor Kenny; Cian Prendergast, Niall Murray; Oisin McCormack, Conor Oliver (C), Seán Masterson.
Replacements from: Dylan Tierney-Martin, Matthew Burke, Jack Aungier, Darragh Murray, Joshua Dunne, Colm Reilly, Cathal Forde, Shane Jennings, Oran McNulty, Peter Sullivan.