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Team news: Connacht vs Bristol Rugby

Bristol Rugby face Connacht in the final friendly fixture of the pre-season campaign on Saturday (3pm KO).

Head Coach Pat Lam names a 29-man squad to travel to Ireland to face his former side at the Galway Sports Ground.

Steven Luatua is set for his first outing in the blue and white hoops, while Samoa captain David Lemi could make his first appearance of the pre-season campaign.

Meanwhile, Siale Piutau (calf) and Alapati Leiua (shoulder) are sidelined after sustaining injuries in the narrow defeat to Scarlets last Saturday.

FORWARDS:

Max Crumpton, Jason Harris-Wright, Soane Tonga’uiha, Sione Faletau, Jack Cosgrove, Tyler Gendall, Joe Batley, Joe Joyce, Joe Latta, John Hawkins, Sam Jeffries, Steven Luatua, Dan Thomas, Jack Lam, Jordan Crane, Nick Haining.

BACKS:

Rhodri Williams, Reiss Cullen, Ian Madigan, Billy Searle, Will Hurrell, Jack Tovey, Sam Bedlow, Tusi Pisi, David Lemi, Tom Varndell, Luke Morahan, Mat Protheroe, Jordan Williams.

UNAVAILABLE: Ross McMillan, Ryan Bevington, Ollie Dawe, Alex Giltrow, Gaston Cortes, Dan Tuohy, Chris Vui, Nick Fenton-Wells, Andy Uren, George Perkins, Siale Piutau, Alapati Leiua.

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