Connacht have made four changes in personnel to the side which Munster for their Magners League derby clash with Leinster at the RDS on Friday (kick-off 7.30pm).
Fionn Carr comes back into the Connacht team on the right wing while, up front, John Lyne starts at loosehead prop alongside Adrian Flavin at hooker.
In the second row, Michael Swift will start alongside Andrew Farley, who made his 100th Magners League start last time out.
In a number of positional switches, Troy Nathan reverts from wing to full-back, while Mike McCarthy moves from the second row to the back row and team captain John Muldoon switches to the openside berth.
Gavin Duffy, who featured at full-back against Munster, has been ruled out with a knee injury, joining Tim Donnelly (knee), Johnny O’Connor (calf) and Mike Roberts (calf) on the province’s injury list.
CONNACHT (v Leinster): Troy Nathan; Fionn Carr, Niva Ta’auso, Keith Matthews, Liam Bibo; Ian Keatley, Frank Murphy; John Lyne, Adrian Flavin, Robbie Morris, Michael Swift, Andrew Farley, Mike McCarthy, John Muldoon (capt), Colm Rigney.
Replacements: Sean Cronin, Ronan Loughney, Andrew Browne, David Gannon, Kieran Campbell, Andy Dunne, Mel Deane.