Connacht coach Michael Bradley has made one change to his side ahead of Friday’s Magners League showdown with the Cardiff Blues at the Sportsground (kick-off 6.30pm).
Robbie Morris has recovered from his injury which kept him out of Connacht’s last match against the Dragons, to retake his position in the side at tighthead prop.
There are three changes to the replacements bench, as Samoan brothers Ofisa Treviranus and Ray Ofisa are both named in the matchday 22 for the first time since December, having recovered from their respective injuries.
Meanwhile, former England Under-21 back rower Michael McCarthy is also recalled to the Connacht squad after four weeks out.
CONNACHT (v Cardiff Blues): Gavin Duffy; Matt Mostyn, Mel Deane, Keith Matthews, Danny Riordan; Troy Nathan, Conor McPhillips; Brett Wilkinson, Adrian Flavin, Robbie Morris, David Gannon, Andrew Farley (capt), John Muldoon, Johnny O’Connor, Colm Rigney.
Replacements: John Fogarty, Ronan Loughney, Michael McCarthy, Ray Ofisa, Robbie Shaw, Andy Dunne, Ofisa Treviranus.