Kieran Marmion

  • Scrum-half Kieran Marmion is set to miss Connacht's opening game in the European Challenge Cup.

    The Ireland international suffered an ankle injury in last Friday night's win at Ulster which will sideline him for their clash with Bordeaux at the Sportsground this weekend.

    Defence coach Peter Wilkins says the problem is not as bad as initially feared and he expects Marmion to back in time for Ireland's test matches next month.