Michael Bradley has made eleven changes as well as four positional switches to his Connacht side ahead of their final pre-season friendly against Queensland Reds at the Sportsground on Tuesday evening (kick off: 7.30pm).
New recruit Fionn Carr moves from the right wing to full back for the first time with Liam Bibo and Mike Roberts taking up position on the wings. Keith Matthews moves from the left wing to inside centre where he’ll play alongside Gavin Duffy in a new centre partnership.
The half back slots will be filled by Ian Keatley and Frank Murphy while up front there is a new look front row with Brett Wilkinson and Robbie Morris propping alongside Sean Cronin at hooker.
Michael McCarthy moves from the back row to second row to partner Andrew Farley and Captain John Muldoon moves from number eight to blindside flanker. Fit again Ray Ofisa is selected at openside with Colm Rigney playing at number eight.
F Carr; L Bibo, G Duffy, K Matthews, M Roberts; I Keatley, F Murphy; B Wilkinson, S Cronin, R Morris; M McCarthy, A Farley; J Muldoon (C), R Ofisa, C Rigney.
C Muldoon, R Loughney, M Swift, J O’Connor, K Campbell, A Wynne, J Hearty.
R Davies; L Morahan, M Turinui (C), A Faingaa, A Toua, B Gollings, W Genia; S Seimonek, J Hanson, J Kennedy; V Humphries, R Simmons; S Higginbotham, P Luafutu, L Houston.
A Anae, G Holmes, A Byrnes, J Schatz, B McKibbin, J Lance, J Harvey