Connacht make three changes for Edinburgh
Eric Elwood has made three changes up front as Connacht face former coach Michael Bradley and his Edinburgh team. Bradley has pitched five of the club’s returning Scotland internationalists into the side so it’s a strong squad arriving to the Sportsground.
Connacht’s Brett Wilkinson earns his 150th cap for the province and starts at loosehead prop, while Ronan Loughney replaces Nathan White in the frontrow.
Andrew Browne, making way for Johnny O’Connor, moves from flanker to lock and partners Mick Kearney.
Captain Greig Laidlaw returns at outhalf, while Matt Scott and Nick De Luca continue their club and country partnership in midfield.
Tim Visser steps back on to the wing and David Denton packs down on the blindside of the scrum.
Hooker Andy Titterrell replaces the injured Ross Ford and Allan Jacobsen is offered the chance to impress from the outset at loosehead prop.
The remainder of the back-line is unchanged.