Preview: Olympus Madrid v Connacht

22nd Jan 2010, 11:20

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Pulling the strings: Keatley

Pulling the strings: Keatley

Pool leaders Connacht will be looking to add the gloss to their Amlin Challenge Cup last eight qualification in Madrid on Saturday.

Unbeaten Pool leaders Connacht will be looking to add the gloss to their Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final qualification in Madrid on Saturday.

The Western Irish province have recorded an impressive five wins from five in the second tier competition this season and it is expected to become six in Spain.

Head Coach Michael Bradley has once again rolled out his big guns with Ian Keatley directing operations alongside former Leicester scrum-half Frank Murphy.

The back-three is once again Liam Bibo and Fionn Carr on the wings either side of Troy Nathan at the back, who continues to fill in for the injured Gavin Duffy.

More to follow...

The teams:

Olympus Madrid: tbc

Connacht: 15 Troy Nathan, 14 Liam Bibo, 13 Niva Ta'auso, 12 Keith Mathews, 11 Fionn Carr, 10 Ian Keatley, 9 Frank Murphy, 8 George Naoupu, 7 Jonny O'Connor, 6 John Muldoon, 5 Mike McCarthy, 4 Michael Swift, 3 Robbie Morris, 2 Sean Cronin, 1 Ronan Loughney.
Replacements: 16 Adrian Flavin, 17 Brett Wilkinson, 18 Jamie Hagan, 19 Bernie Upton, 20 Mike McComish, 21 Conor O'Loughlin, 22 Miah Nikora, 23 Aidan Wynne.

Date: Saturday, January 23
Kick-off: 16:00 (15:00 GMT)
Venue: Ciuadad Universitaria
Referee: Stefano Traversi (Italy)
Assistant referees: Mauro Dordolo (Italy), Stefano Marrama (Italy)