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A Wexford Man Was To Captain Connacht Rugby This Weekend — But Won’t Anymore

A Wexford-man was due to captain the Connacht Rugby team this weekend..

Connacht’s Rugby team were meant to be captained by Paul Boyle this weekend. Boyle, who is a native of North Wexford, was selected by Andy Friend to captain the side in their clash against Wales’ Ospreys in the PRO14.

“Paul Boyle is a natural born leader and fully deserves the opportunity to lead out the squad for the first time,” Friend said.

“He’s been in tremendous form for us again this season and I’d like to congratulate him on the honour,” he continued.

Unfortunately, it has now emerged that the Round 8 Guinness PRO14 fixture between Connacht and Ospreys has been postponed.

The game was due to take place on Saturday, November 28 in Galway, however, one Ospreys player has returned a positive case of Covid-19.

Despite this, Friend’s initial selection of Boyle as captain serves to highlight how the Wexford native is rapidly working his way up the ranks in Irish rugby circles.

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