The Connacht team to play Munster at Thomond Park (kick-off 7.30pm) on St Stephen’s Day has been named.
Full-back Gavin Duffy will captain the selected Connacht side, while hooker Adrian Flavin will be vice-captain.
Centre Keith Matthews and flanker Johnny O’Connor return to the side after recovering from their respective injuries.
CONNACHT (v Munster): Gavin Duffy (capt); Troy Nathan, Niva Ta’auso, Keith Matthews, Liam Bibo; Miah Nikora, Conor O’Loughlin; Brett Wilkinson, Adrian Flavin, Jamie Hagan, Michael Swift, Bernie Upton, Mike McComish, Johnny O’Connor, George Naoupu.
Replacements: Dermot Murphy, Ronan Loughney, Andrew Browne, Ray Ofisa, Ian Keatley, Kierran Campbell, Aidan Wynne.