Dax v Connacht Rugby
October 9, 2008
Former Newcastle prop Robbie Morris packs down for Connacht away to Dax © Getty Images
Connacht head coach Michael Bradley has made two changes to his side for their opening match in the European Challenge Cup away to Dax on Friday.
Former Newcastle Falcons and England prop Robbie Morris comes back into the front row at tight-head as Connacht aim to get their campaign off to a flying start before facing London Irish at the Sportsground the following week.
Bradley's side come into the game off the back of a confidence boosting win in the Celtic League derby against Leinster, and will be hoping that their vast experience in the competition can guide them to success.
Dax: Laurent Diaz, Bruno Hiriart, Laurent Marticorena, Duncan Bell, Paul Albaladejo, Maxime Petitjean, Jean Baptiste Pezet, Julien Brugnaut, William Bonet, Jérémy Castex, Cédric Guironnet, Anthony Mazel, S.W Goodwin, Vincent Deniau, Pierre Caillet
Replacements: Mattin Auzqui, Jimmy Jaen, Christopher Poulain, Jean-Baptiste Cros, Justin Pendanx, Florian Argel, Jordi Rouge
Connacht: Fionn Carr, Liam Bibo, Gavin Duffy, Mel Deane, Mike Roberts, Ian Keatley, Frank Murphy, Brett Wilkinson, Sean Cronin, Robbie Morris, Michael Swift, Andrew Farley, John Muldoon, Jonny O'Connor, Colm Rigney
Replacements: Joe Merrigan, Ronan Loughney, Andrew Browne, Ray Ofisa, Kieran Campbell, Troy Nathan, John Hearty
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