The Connacht side to face Leicester Tigers tomorrow at 3.15pm has been named, with Andy Friend’s side aiming to go one step closer to a first appearance in the knockout stage.
There are three changes from the side originally named to face Munster on New Year’s Day.
Two of those come in the tight five where Shane Delahunt starts at hooker and Niall Murray comes into the second row.
Props Matthew Burke of Ballinrobe and Finlay Bealham and lock Oisín Dowling retain their places.
The back row as well as the half-back and centre pairings are all unchanged.
Jarrad Butler is at number 8 with flankers Cian Prendergast and Conor Oliver alongside him, while Jack Carty captains the side beside scrum-half Kieran Marmion.
Bundee Aki and Sammy Arnold start at 12 and 13 respectively.
The final change is in the back three where Connacht’s all-time record try scorer Matt Healy comes in for his first appearance of the season, starting on the wing with John Porch on the opposite wing and Tiernan O’Halloran at full-back.
Among the replacements is Paul Boyle who has recovered from injury to return to the matchday 23 for the first time since the end of November alongside Ballina’s Dave Heffernan.