12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
Ray Ofisa remains out through injury along with long-term casualty David Nolan, while Dermot Murphy will be out for a number of weeks after picking up an ankle ligament injury when introduced against Olympus Rugby Madrid.
Prop Robbie Morris misses the game through suspension.
CONNACHT Squad (v Montpellier) - Backs (10): Fionn Carr, Gavin Duffy, Ian Keatley, Frank Murphy, Tiernan O'Halloran, Conor O'Loughlin, Keith Matthews, Troy Nathan, Miah Nikora, Niva Ta'auso.
Forwards (13): Andrew Browne, Sean Cronin, Adrian Flavin, Jamie Hagan, Conor Higgins, Ronan Loughney, Mike McCarthy, Mike McComish, John Muldoon, Johnny O'Connor, Michael Swift, Bernie Upton, Brett Wilkinson.