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GUNNERS TEAM TO PLAY CONNACHT

Saturday 10 September ko 1600



15 Francisco Leonelli
14 Chris Paterson CAPTAIN
13 Marcus Di Rollo
12 Rob Dewey *
11 Simon Webster
10 Phil Godman
9 Mike Blair *

1 Dave Hewett
2 Dougie Hall
3 Craig Smith
4 Alastair Kellock *
5 Scott Murray
Back row from: Allister Hogg *, Simon Taylor, Matt Mustchin, Simon Cross or Alasdair Strokosch *

Substitutes
16 Andrew Kelly *
17 Allan Jacobsen
18 Fergus Pringle
19 As back row
20 Rory Lawson *
21 Duncan Hodge
22 Hugo Southwell

Not available due to injury: Todd Blackadder (shoulder) and Tom Philip * (back)

* indicates player in the Scottish Institute of Sport


Edinburgh Gunners' Head Coach Frank Hadden said: "We were delighted to get our first ever win at Stradey Park against Llanelli on Friday night but we are under no illusions - it wasn't the best game and we are aiming for a better performance on Saturday against Connacht.

"We're again looking to do something we've never done before at the weekend and that is beat Connacht at home. They travel very well. If we do that, it'll be as a result of a complete team effort," he added.

Frank has made two changes to the side that beat Llanelli 21-15 on Friday. Prop and summer signing Dave Hewett comes into the front row in place of Allan Jacobsen who drops to the bench and centre Rob Dewey fills the number 12 jersey ahead of Peter Jorgensen.

Hadden said: "Everyone is aware that we have genuine competition for places and we are delighted to be in that position. Dave and Rob get their chance this week.

"There is an element of doubt in the back row but we are hopeful that Simon Taylor will make a return," he added.