Three changes to Connacht line-up ahead of Leinster clash

Connacht will travel to the capital this weekend to play provincial rivals Leinster in Round 6 of the RaboDirect PRO12.

Three changes to Connacht line-up ahead of Leinster clash

Connacht will travel to the capital this weekend to play provincial rivals Leinster in Round 6 of the RaboDirect PRO12.

There are three changes to the team that defeated Zebre 33 - 6 in last week's Heineken Cup encounter.

Danie Poolman, who was forced to withdraw late this week due to a tight hamstring, is replaced on the right wing by Tiernan O'Halloran. Mayo-man Gavin Duffy returns to full back, replacing the injured James So'oialo.

Up front, Andrew Browne moves to the bench and makes way for last week's try scorer Mata Fifita at blindside flanker.

On the bench, hooker Dave Heffernan is in line to make his first senior appearance in the number 2 jersey. Utility back Daragh Leader is another addition to the match day squad. The 20-year-old from Galway made his first senior appearance away to Ospreys this time last year.

Connacht line-up v Leinster

15. Gavin Duffy

14. Tiernan O'Halloran

13. Robbie Henshaw

12. Craig Ronaldson

11. Matt Healy

10. Dan Parks

9. Kieran Marmion

1. Brett Wilkinson

2. Sean Henry

3. Rodney Ah You

4. Michael Swift (captain)

5. Craig Clarke

6. Mata Fifita

7. Jake Heenan

8. George Naoupu

Replacements:

16. Dave Heffernan

17. JP Cooney

18. Ronan Loughney

19. Aly Muldowney

20. Andrew Browne

21. Paul O'Donohoe

22. Darragh Leader

23. Fionn Carr

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