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Robbie Henshaw to play central role

Friday, 27th December, 2013 10:54am
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Robbie Henshaw to play central role
Robbie Henshaw to play central role


Robbie Henshaw has been named as centre in Connacht's line up for the RaboDirect PRO12 clash with Munster tonight.

The game, at Thomond Park in Limerick, kicks off at 7.15pm and is live on TG$.

Fellow Athlonian Jack Carty is named among the replacements, while Gavin Duffy moves to full back to allow Irish International Robbie Henshaw switch to the centre.


Commenting on the team selection and the upcoming game, Head Coach Pat Lam said:"Despite being boosted by the win on Saturday against the Dragons, we lost a couple of guys through that last game and it's hugely disappointing to have to plan without Dave (McSharry), especially on the back of losing our other midfielders Danie (Poolman), Craig (Ronaldson) and Kyle (Tonetti) to injury. 

"We're really looking forward to the game. These interprovincial games are huge occasions and a source of great pride for the players. It's a massive challenge as Munster are flying high at the top of the PRO12 table, they're topping their own Heineken Cup pool and we haven't beaten them down there since 1967!

"We have shown this season that if we go through the processes and bring heart to our game plan, we can get the outcome we all want.  That's what we have to do tomorrow."


Connacht lineup v Munster

15.          Gavin Duffy
14.          Fionn Carr
13.          Robbie Henshaw
12.          Eoin Griffin
11.          Matt Healy
10.          Dan Parks
9.            Frank Murphy


1.            Brett Wilkinson
2.            Jason Harris-Wright
3.            Nathan White
4.            Mick Kearney
5.            Craig Clarke (captain)
6.            Andrew Browne
7.            John Muldoon
8.            Eoin McKeon



16. Dave Heffernan
17. Denis Buckley
18. Rodney Ah You
19. Aly Muldowney
20. George Naoupu
21. Kieran Marmion
22. Jack Carty
23. Darragh Leader


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