Battle of the Provinces - the Leinster/Ulster Captain Luke Marshall and the Connacht/Munster Captain Mark Dolan at the Aviva Stadium
Battle of the Provinces - the Leinster/Ulster Captain Luke Marshall and the Connacht/Munster Captain Mark Dolan at the Aviva Stadium
Combined Munster Connacht Squad
7 July 2010, 4:13 pm
The Munster/Connacht Combined squad has been named to play in the opening game of the Aviva Stadium.
The O2 Challenge, the historic first game in the Aviva Stadium, will see a combined Connacht/Munster side take on a Leinster/Ulster composition on Saturday the 31st at 2.30pm.

The combined squads will feature the younger talent of Ireland's provinces with players primarily coming in from U20 level.

Munster have eight representatives in the starting XV, with six named in the replacements, including academy player Gareth Quinn-McDonogh.

Highlights of the game will be televised on RTE 2 at 9pm on Saturday.

15. Callum Boland (Connacht)
14. Tadhg Leader (Connacht)
13. Daniel Horgan (Munster)
12. Ben Sargent (Munster)
11. Shane Leydon (Connacht)
10. Johnny Holland (Munster)
9. Mark Dolan (Connacht) Captain
1. Aaron Spring (Connacht)
2. Kieran Stokes (Munster)
3. Paul Mullen (Munster)
4. Rob O'Herlihy (Munster)
5. David O'Mahony (Munster)
6. Shane Buckley (Munster)
7. Aaron Conneely (Connacht)
8. Danny Qualter (Connacht)

Replacements
16. James Rael (Munster)
17. Sean Wooton (Connacht)
18. Ian Mullarkey (Munster)
19. David Heffernan (Connacht)
20. Ronan Barry (Munster)
21. Gareth Quinn-McDonogh (Munster)
22. Jack Costigan (Munster)
23. Cathal Quinn (Munster)

Connacht-Munster Management:
Nigel Carolan (Coach)
Ken O'Connell (Coach)
Ian Sherwin (Manager)
Antoine Mobian (Fitness advisor)
Paudie Roche (Fitness advisor)
Damien Mordan (Physiotherapist)
Nicola Lyons (Squad Coordinator)

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