Munster, Leinster & Connacht All Make Changes To Their Champions Cup Squads


Munster, Leinster and Connacht have all made changes to their Champions Cup squads ahead of Round One of the Pool Stages this weekend.

Connacht have replaced Paddy McAllister with Peter McCabe and Sean O’Brien with Niall Murray ahead of their opening round clash with Montpellier, who have withdrawn World Cup winner Handre Pollard because of injury.

Munster meanwhile have brought in Ireland U20s outhalf Ben Healy with Tyler Bleyendaal the only fit outhalf available at the moment to Johann van Graan ahead of their game with Ospreys.

Leinster have made a number of changes with Scott Penny in for Dan Leavy, Ryan Baird replacing Jack Conan, Cian Kelleher in for Fergus McFadden, Bryan Byrne for Vakh Abdaladze and Ciaran Frawley in for Barry Daly.

The following players have been nominated by their clubs as incoming Swap Players for the 2019/20 Heineken Champions Cup. The registration of the incoming players (maximum of 41 players for Heineken Champions Cup squads) may be reversed before the knockout stages.

ASM Clermont Auvergne
Player in: Thibault LANEN
Player out: Sébastien Vahaamahina

Player in: Donovan TAOFIFENUA
Player out: Tim Nanai Williams

Bath Rugby
Player in: Will VAUGHAN
Player out: Henry Thomas

Player in: Gabe HAMMER-WEBB
Player out: Tom de Glanville

Benetton Rugby
Player in: Marco FUSER
Player out: Alessandro Zanni

Connacht Rugby
Player in: Peter McCABE
Player out: Paddy McAllister

Player in: Niall MURRAY
Player out: Sean O’Brien (back row)

Exeter Chiefs
Player in: Alfie PETCH
Player out: Greg Holmes
Player in: Tom PRICE
Player out: Sam Skinner
Player in: Marcus STREET
Player out: Tom Francis

Glasgow Warriors
Player in: Rory HUGHES
Player out: Jonny Gray

Player in: Darcy RAE
Player out: Siosiua Halanukonuka

Player in: Adam ASHE
Player out: Jale Vakaloloma

Player in: Tom GORDON
Player out: Lee Jones
Player in: Johnny MATTHEWS

Player out: Grant Stewart

Gloucester Rugby
Player in: Todd GLEAVE
Player out: James Hanson

Player in: Thomas STANTON
Player out: Owen Williams

Player in: Renaldo BOTHMA
Player out: Max Crumpton

Player in: Toby FREEMAN
Player out: Jack Clifford

Player in: Luke NORTHMORE
Player out: Joe Marchant

Player in: Lloyd WHEELDON
Player out: Ben Tapuai

Player in: Hugh TIZARD
Player out: Aaron Morris

Leinster Rugby
Player in: Scott PENNY
Player out: Dan Leavy

Player in: Ryan BAIRD
Player out: Jack Conan

Player in: Cian KELLEHER
Player out: Fergus McFadden

Player in: Bryan BYRNE
Player out: Vakh Abdaladze

Player in: Ciaran FRAWLEY
Player out: Barry Daly

Player in: Aaron CRUDEN
Player out: Handré Pollard

Player in: Jannie DU PLESSIS
Player out: Guilhem Guirado

Player in: Thomas DARMON
Player out: Lucas De Connick

Munster Rugby
Player in: Ben HEALY
Player out: Alex Wootton

Northampton Saints
Player in: James MITCHELL
Player out: Reuben Bird-Tulloch

Player in: Marvin ORIE
Player out: Will Griffiths

Player in: Damian WILLEMSE
Player out: Ralph Adams-Hale

Player in: Théo IDJELLIDAINE
Player out: Antoine Dupont