Five changes for Connacht

Connacht have announced their side to play Ulster in Ravenhill on St Stephen's Day (KO 5.30pm).

Connacht have announced their side to play Ulster in Ravenhill on St Stephen's Day (KO 5.30pm).

The side shows five changes from the one that played Montpellier last weekend. David Gannon, Ray Ofisa, Colm Rigney, Chris Keane and Darren Yapp all come into the side, in place of Ryan Strudwick, Matt Lacey, Michael Swift, Conor O’Loughlin and Ted Robinson.

Lacey, Swift, O’Loughlin and Robinson are all named among the replacements.

Connacht (v Ulster):

Daniel Riordan; Darren Yapp, Paul Warwick, Gavin Williams, Keith Matthews; Mark McHugh, Chris Keane; Brett Wilkinson, John Fogarty (C), Stephen Knoop; David Gannon, Andrew Farley; John Muldoon, Ray Ofisa, Colm Rigney.

Replacements: Adrian Flavin, Brett Sturgess, Michael Swift, Matt Lacey, Conor O’Loughlin, John Hearty, Ted Robinson.

Not included due to injury: Ray Hogan (calf), Ronan Loughney (knee), Joe Merrigan (leg), Matt Mostyn (ankle), Tom Tierney (knee).

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