Elwood makes two changes
Rugby:Connacht coach Eric Elwood has made two changes to the team that lost in Biarritz for tomorrow’s RaboDirect Pro 12 game against Munster at the Sportsground (5.15).
The back line remains unchanged while up front, Ronan Loughney makes way for Nathan White who captains the side. The versatile George Naoupu will start in the second row alongside Mike McCarthy.
Veteran lock Michael Swift and 22-year-old centre Eoin Griffin have both returned from injury and are named on the bench for tomorrow's derby clash.
Eoghan Grace, who has captained the Connacht Eagles this season, scoring a try in last weekend’s British & Irish Cup victory over Cross Keys, is also named on the bench and could play against the province of his birth.
Connacht:R Henshaw; T O’Halloran, D Poolman, D McSharry, F Vainikolo; D Parks, K Marmion; B Wilkinson, J Harris-Wright, N White (capt); G Naoupu, M McCarthy; A Browne, J O’Connor, E McKeon. Replacements: E Reynecke, D Buckley, R Loughney, M Swift, E Grace, P O’Donohue, M Jarvis, E Griffin.
Munster:D Hurley; J Murphy, C Laulala, J Downey, L O'Dea; I Keatley, P Stringer; D Kilcoyne, M Sherry, S Archer; D O'Callaghan, B Holland; P Butler, T O'Donnell, J Coughlan (capt). Replacements: S Henry, W du Preez, BJ Botha, D Foley, S Dougall, D Williams, JJ Hanrahan, D Barnes.
Referee:Dudley Phillips (IRFU)