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Connacht rest some big stars ahead of tomorrow's challenge cup opener in Switzerland

 

Connacht Kieran Keane has rested influential centre Bundee Aki for thier Challenge Cup opener against Oyonnax in Switzerland tommorow.

Darragh Leader takes the place of the injured Tieran Halloran at full back.

Kieran Marmion and Quinn Roux drop to the bench.

Connacht back-row Eoin McKeon says he feels invigorated in the new Sportsground environment after recovering from a couple of early-season injuries.

Much has changed in Galway since last term with Kieran Keane, Nigel Carolan and Pete Wilkins all coming into the coaching set-up, while flanker Jarrad Butler is one of a number of new faces in the playing staff.

Connacht travel to Geneva this weekend for the opening round of the Challenge Cup where they clash with French Top 14 strugglers Oyonnax.

And McKeon believes Connacht are ready to get some badly needed momentum and secure just their second win of the campaign.

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