Henshaw and Marmion both start for Connacht

Coach Pat Lam has made three changes to Connacht’s starting 15 for their clash with Edinburgh Rugby in the PRO12.

Coach Pat Lam has made three changes to Connacht’s starting 15 for their clash with Edinburgh Rugby in the PRO12.

Ireland international Robbie Henshaw takes the number 13 shirt, with Darragh Leader moving to fullback. Meanwhile fellow Ireland player Kieran Marmion will partner Jack Carty at halfback.

The third change is upfront, where Willie Faloon comes in at openside flanker to join captain John Muldoon and Eoin McKeon.

Otherwise the squad is unchanged from the side that started the PRO12 campaign with a 16-11 win over Newport Gwent Dragons.

The match is in BT Murrayfield on Friday night - kick-off 7.35pm.

Connacht team in full: Darragh Leader, Niyi Adeolokun, Robbie Henshaw, Dave McSharry, Danie Poolman, Jack Carty, Kieran Marmion, Denis Buckley, Dave Heffernan, Nathan White, Mick Kearney, Quinn Roux, John Muldoon - capt, Willie Faloon, Eoin McKeon

Replacements: Sean Henry, Finlay Bealham, Rodney Ah You, Aly Muldowney, George Naoupu, Ian Porter, Craig Ronaldson, Fionn Carr

Edinburgh team in full: Jack Cuthbert, Sam Beard, Phil Burleigh, Andries Strauss, Nick McLennan, Tom Heathcote, Sean Kennedy, Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford - Capt, John Andress, Fraser McKenzie, Ollie Atkins, Tomas Leonardi, Hamish Watson, Cornell Du Preez

Replacements: James Hilterbrand, Rory Sutherland, W P Nel, Anton Bresler, Mike Coman, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Grayson Hart, Joaquin Dominguez

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