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Collegiate All Americans Head Coach Matt Sherman has named his starting lineup to face Connacht Academy Saturday afternoon at The Sportsground.

Sherman has named all his available non-starters as subs. Four BYU Cougars are in the starting lineup, including gameday captain Ryan Roundy, who starts at openside flanker. 

Connacht has named a Developmental squad, and is a mixture of senior squad members, academy players, and players hoping to break in to the senior side.

Connacht team Manager Nigel Carolan said “this game is a great opportunity for some of the younger development players to get a run out at this stage of the season and will give coaches a chance to look at players ahead of the British & Irish Cup which kicks off in October.“

The team contains some well-known names in the starting XV. Aaron Conneely and Conor Finn were both part of the Irish under 20’s squad that finished 5th in the Junior World Championship in South Africa during the summer. Flanker Dave Heffernan is a former Irish U20’s International and made his senior debut against the Scarlets last season.


USA Collegiate All Americans
1 Mikey Su'a BYU
2 Andrew Cook St. Mary’s
3 Ray Forrester BYU
4 James Lynch Life
5 Nate Brakeley Dartmouth
6 Cam Dolan Life
7 Ryan Roundy (C) BYU
8 Shaun Potgeiter Arkansas State
9 Chris Saint Penn State
10 JP Eloff Davenport
11 Don Pati Utah
12 Hoseki Kofe BYU
13 Seamus Kelly California
14 Madison Hughes Dartmouth
15 Joe Cowley Life

16 Mike Shepherd Utah
17 Nick Wallace St. Mary’s
18 Jake Mizell Arkansas State
19 Hynie Leaatoe BYU
20 Jamie Kelm San Diego State
21 Alec Gletzer UC-Santa Barbara
22 Pat Sullivan Arkansas State
23 Nick Evans Tennessee
24 TJ Allred  BYU


Connacht Developmental starting 15 
15           Alex O’Meara
14           Steve Macauley
13           Conor Finn
12           Tadhg Leader
11           Matt Healy
10           Darragh Leader
9              Chris Lilly
1              JP Cooney
2              Kurt Haupt
3              Jamie Dever
4              Danny Qualter
5              Jonathan Gardiner
6              Dave Heffernan
7              Aaron Conneely
8              Danny Kenny