Connacht change four for Zebre
Rugby:Connacht coach Eric Elwood has opted for an all new front row for tomorrow’s Heineken Cup pool clash against Zebre in the Stadio XXV Aprile in Parma.
Ethienne Reynecke replaces Adrian Flavin at hooker with Denis Buckley and Nathan White introduced at loosehead and tighthead prop respectively. White, a recruit from the Leinster during the summer, will captain the side. Johnny Muldoon is fit again after injury and returns to the team with Dave Gannon dropping to the replacements. The backline is unchanged.
Zebre:D Halangahu; G Venditti, M Pratichetti, G Garcia, S Sinoti; L Orquera, T Tebaldi; S Perugini, D Giazzon, LRedolfini; Q Geldenhuys, J Sole; N Belardo, M Bergamasco, D van Schalkwyk.
Replacements:C Festuccia, M Aguero, C Fazzari, M Van Vuren, F Ferrarini, L Martinelli, R Trevisan, L Sarto.
Connacht:R Henshaw; T O’Halloran, E Griffin, D McSharry, F Vainikolo; D Parks, K Marmion; D Buckley, E Reynecke, N White (capt); M Swift, M McCarthy; J Muldoon, W Faloon, G Naoupu. Replacements:A Flavin, R Ah You, R Loughney, D Gannon, J O’Connor, D Moore, M Nikora, M Fifita.