Former Otago Highlander George Naoupu is included in the Connacht squad for the first time to play Worcester Warriors in the Amlin Challenge Cup at Sixways on Saturday.
Troy Nathan and Jamie Hagan have been passed fit to play. But, Johnny O'Connor and Andrew Browne join Keith Matthews on the injured list.
The experience of captain John Muldoon and Gavin Duffy will be key to what will surely be a defensive assignment.
CONNACHT SQUAD (v Worcester):
L Bibo, F Carr, S Cronin, G Duffy, A Flavin, J Hagan, I Keatley, R Loughney, M McCarthy, M McComish, R Morris, F Murphy, J Muldoon, T Nathan, G Naoupu, M Nikora, R Ofisa, C O'Loughlin, M Swift, N Ta'auso, B Upton, B Wilkinson, A Wynne.