Also included in the Connacht side is young wing Ted Robinson who is capable of making a big impression along with the likes of Gavin Duffy and Johnny O'Connor.
Glasgow will be without their international trio Glenn Metcalfe, Jon Petrie, and David Hilton while prop Lee Harrison and wing Michael Bartlett return to the side after being out injured for two months.
Connacht: G Duffy; T Robinson, D Yapp, T Allnutt, W Munn; E Elwood (capt), E Reddan; D McFarland (capt), T Kearns, R McCormack; D Browne, R Frost; J Charlie, J O'Connor, M Swift.
Replacements: 16 P Bracken 17 J McVeigh, 18 C Rigney, 19 P Neville 20 C Keane, 21 M McPhail, 22 M McHugh.
Glasgow: Rory Kerr; Jonathan Steel, James McLaren, Andy Henderson, Michael Bartlett; Tommy Hayes, Andy Nicol (capt); Gordon Mcllwham, Gordon Bulloch, Lee Harrison; Nathan Ross, Jason White;Gordon Simpson Roland Reid, Gareth Flockhart.
Replacements: 16 Gavin Scott, 17 Euan Murray, 18 Steve Griffiths, 19 Andy Hall, 20 Graeme Beveridge, 21 Barry Irving, 22 Alan Bulloch.