Four changes for Connacht

Connacht have made four changes to the side which beat Border Reivers, ahead of their derby clash with Leinster in Donnybrook on Saturday (kick off 5.15pm).

Connacht have made four changes to the side which beat Border Reivers, ahead of their derby clash with Leinster in Donnybrook on Saturday (kick off 5.15pm).

Gavin Duffy is named at full back as he returns to the starting line up for the first time since returning to Connacht from Harlequins three weeks ago.

Daniel Riordan and Gavin Williams are to form a new centre partnership in place of John Hearty and Mark McHugh who are named among the replacements. Andrew Farley returns from injury to captain Connacht for the fourth time this season, as he is named in the starting line up in place of Michael Swift.

Connacht team (v Leinster):

Gavin Duffy; Darren Yapp, Daniel Riordan, Gavin Williams, Conor McPhillips; Paul Warwick, Chris Keane; Brett Wilkinson, Adrian Flavin, Stephen Knoop; David Gannon, Andrew Farley (C); John Muldoon, Ray Ofisa, Colm Rigney.

Replacements:

John Fogarty, Ray Hogan, Michael Swift, Matt Lacey, Mark McHugh, John Hearty, David Slemen.

Not considered due to injury: Ronan Loughney (knee), Keith Matthews (knee), Matt Mostyn (knee), Brendan O'Connor (arm), Conor O’Loughlin (hip), Ted Robinson (hamstring), Tom Tierney (ankle).

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