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Connacht welcome back Dan Park for Heineken Cup clash at home to Zebre

Updated: Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 14:18 | Comments

Parks is back as Connacht look to end the campaign on a winning note
Parks is back as Connacht look to end the campaign on a winning note

Dan Parks returns to the Connacht starting XV for their Heineken Cup pool game against Zebre on Friday.

The out-half was injured for last week's defeat to Harlequins and will play alongside Kieran Marmion.

Two other changes from last weekend see Brett Wilkinson take over at No 1 from the injured Denis Buckley. Andrew Browne moves to No 8, with Mick Kearnney assuming the blindside flanker berth. 

Connacht XV to play Zebre:
R Henshaw, T O'Halloran, E Griffin, D McSharry, F Vainikolo, D Parks, K Marmion, B Wilkinson, J Harris-Wright, Nathan White (c), Michael Swift, M McCarthy, M Kearney, J O'Connor, A Browne,

Replacements: E Reynecke, JP Cooney, R Loughney, D Gannon, E Grace, P O'Donohoe, M Nikora, D Poolman

There are no further changes to the back line with Robbie Henshaw, who  received a call-up to the extended Ireland squad, named at full back.

Also called up to train with the national side next week was Dave McSharry who starts at number 13 in the centre partnership with Eoin Griffin. Tiernan O'Halloran, who is set to earn his 50th cap for the province, starts on the right wing while Fetu'u Vainikolo is named at number 11.

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