Pete Wilkins has announced his Connacht team to take on the Hollywoodbet Sharks in the BKT United Rugby Championship tomorrow.

Irish international Finlay Bealham returns to the side among eight changes to the lineup.

Oisin Dowling and Joe Joyce are named in the second row, while the back row is the only unchanged line from last week's game away to Edinburgh with Cian Prendergast, captain Conor Oliver and Sean O'Brien all set to start again.

It's a new half-back pairing starting with Colm Reilly and JJ Hanrahan.

For the fourth game this season Cathal Forde and Tom Farrell are paired up in the centre.

Byron Ralston moves to the wing from centre where he's joined by Andrew Smith and Tiernan O'Halloran in the back three.

Kick off tomorrow (Saturday November 18) is at 3:00pm Irish time at Hollywoodbets Kings Park.

STARTING XV:

15. Tiernan O’Halloran (224)
14. Byron Ralston (19)
13. Tom Farrell (102)
12. Cathal Forde (16)
11. Andrew Smith (3)
10. JJ Hanrahan (4)
9. Colm Reilly (21)
1. Denis Buckley (231)
2. Tadgh McElroy (4)
3. Finlay Bealham (189)
4. Oisín Dowling (47)
5. Joe Joyce (4)
6. Cian Prendergast (51)
7. Conor Oliver (65) (C)
8. Sean O'Brien (2)

REPLACEMENTS:

16. Dave Heffernan (183)
17. Peter Dooley (21)
18. Dominic Robertson-McCoy (82)
19. Darragh Murray (11)
20. Shamus Hurley-Langton (23)
21. Caolin Blade (174)
22. David Hawkshaw (16)
23. John Porch (81)

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