Finlay Bealham, Shane Delahunt, Quinn Roux, Tom Farrell, Matt Healy and Stephen Fitzgerald have all returned to training this week and could feature against Toulouse on Saturday. Their only fresh concern from Sunday’s game is Darragh Leader who has been ruled out of this weekend’s action.
“We have a 41-man squad and we need to lean on everybody. It’s great having those people back and that’s compliments to the medical and performance staff who have worked hard. It’s good to have fresh bodies coming back in. It’s a six-day turnaround for us, plus travel. We’ll pick a side that we think can go over there and win.” said Friend
Toulouse is a massive favourite to win the match, bookies making them -20 on the handicap, but having the six players back will give Connacht rugby every chance of getting a losing bonus point.
“We could see all six. If we’ve got fresh bodies, because of injury they haven’t played, they’re eager to play, on a six-day turnaround travelling to France you want to try and use that. There is every chance we’ll be using them.”
The match has come a week too early for the inform Niyi Adeolokun who Connacht rugby hope will be back fit for Kings game at the end of the month.