- Connacht coach Eric Elwood feels the youngsters at the club are getting their chances and taking them
- Rugby analyst Stuart Barnes believes Joe Schmidt should be on the Lions coachiung team in order to get the best of Jonathan Sexton
- Lions coach Warren Gatland says the possibility of adding Joe Schmidt to his coaching staff is still an option
- In the wake of Mike McCarthy joining Leinster, Connacht CEO Tom Sears is critical of other provinces targeting of their players
- Connacht coach Eric Elwood says he had a good feeling before their win over Biarritz
- Biarritz full-back Iain Balshaw blames inconsistency for their loss to Connacht
Connacht head coach Eric Elwood has made just one change to his side for their Heineken Cup trip to Biarritz on Friday (Live on RTÉ Radio 1, 8pm).
Elwood's men claimed a hugely impressive victory over the Basque side last weekend at the Sportsground and he has made minimal changes to his side for the return leg.
Johnny O'Connor replaces Willie Faloon in the back row where he is joined by Andrew Browne and Eoin McKeon.
Faloon was ruled out of selection earlier this week due to a fractured eye socket he incurred in last Friday's 22-14 victory.
Nineteen-year-old Robbie Henshaw, who just signed a new contract with Connacht, will again line out at full-back, while Dan Parks whose kicking was instrumental in last week's victory, will captain the Westerners.
On the bench, forwards Nathan White and George Naoupu make a welcome return to the squad having both missed out on last week's round three clash.
Biarritz will have their captain Imanol Harinordiquy back in the pack.
The France international back row started on the bench for last week's defeat, while fellow international Damien Traille also returns for the Basque side.
There will be full live coverage of Biarritz v Connacht on a specially extended Sport at Seven on RTÉ Radio 1 on Friday 14 December from 7pm.
Connacht team to play Biarritz:
Robbie Henshaw, Tiernan O'Halloran, Danie Poolman, Dave McSharry, Fetu'u Vainikolo, Dan Parks (captain), Kieran Marmion; Brett Wilkinson, Jason Harris-Wright, Ronan Loughney, Mick Kearney, Mike McCarthy, Andrew Browne, Johnny O'Connor, Eoin McKeon
Ethienne Reynecke, Denis Buckley, Nathan White, Danny Qualter, George Naoupu, Paul O'Donohoe, Miah Nikora, Matthew Jarvis
Biarritz: Barcella, August, Gomez Kodela, Lund E, Taela, Lauret, Lakafia, Harinordoquy (c);Yachvili, Peyrelongue, Brew, Traille, Barraque, Ngwenya, Balshaw.