Elwood suffered a rib injury in the 28-27 victory over Borders last Friday night and the number 10 berth was left vacant when the side to play Cardiff was named. An ankle injury to A international Johnny O'Connor means a recall for Paul Neville.
ConnachtConnacht: M. McHugh; T. Robinson, D. Yapp, T. Allnutt (capt.), W. Munn; A.N. Other, E. Reddan; R. McCormack, M. Uijs, P. Bracken; W. Waugh, R. Frost; M. Swift, E. Peters, P. Neville.
Replacements: D. McFarland, H. Bourke, C. Rigney, J. O'Sullivan, C. Keane, S. Moore, D. O'Sullivan