Elwood shuffles pack for Treviso clash

Connacht head coach Eric Elwood has made four personnel and two positional changes to his pack for tomorrow’s RaboDirect PRO12 encounter with Treviso.

Elwood shuffles pack for Treviso clash

Connacht head coach Eric Elwood has made four personnel and two positional changes to his pack for tomorrow’s RaboDirect PRO12 encounter with Treviso.

Jason Harris-Wright suffered a calf muscle strain during last weekend's defeat to Munster at Musgrave Park and is out of action this week as a result.

Adrian Flavin comes in at Hooker for tomorrow's showdown in the Stadio Monigo.

Ronan Loughney is named in the front row in place of Nathan White who moves to the bench.

The second row is made up of Mick Kearney and Ireland international Mike McCarthy, who returns to the starting XV this weekend.

There's a reshuffle in the back row with John Muldoon returning to his more familiar Blindside Flanker position.

Willie Faloon, who picked up a slight ankle injury this week in training, is replaced by Galway-born Eoin McKeon at number 7. George Naoupu starts at Number 8.

On the bench, Dave Heffernan is named amongst the forwards' replacements.

The 22-year-old, Ballina-man who recently signed a development contract that sees him progress to the senior squad next season, earned his first senior cap against Scarlets this time last year.

Frank Murphy, Dave Nolan, Johnny O'Connor, Michael Swift and Kyle Tonetti are all unavailable for selection due to injury.

Connacht (v. Treviso): R Henshaw; D Poolman, E Griffin, B Murphy, G Duffy (capt); D Parks, K Marmion; B Wilkinson, A Flavin, R Loughney; M Kearney, M McCarthy; J Muldoon, E McKeon, G Naoupu.

Replacements: E Reynecke, D Buckley, N White, A Browne, D Heffernan, P O'Donohoe, M Nikora, F Vainikolo.

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