Connacht welcome back lock Michael Swift for their RaboDirect Pro12 clash against Edinburgh at Murrayfield on Friday, kick-off 7.30pm
Swift will join Ireland international Mike McCarthy in the second row.
There's a reshuffle in the back row as Mick Kearney moves to number six and John Muldoon, who is set to earn his 195th Connacht, is named at number seven.
On the bench, props Rodney Ah You and JP Cooney as well as flanker Mata Fifita are included in the forwards' replacements.
All three featured for the Connacht Eagles in last Saturday's challenge game against Russian side Enisei STM and Ah You and Fifita both touched down for tries.
Connacht XV to play Edinburgh: R Henshaw, D Poolman, E Griffin, B Murphy, G Duffy (c), D Parks, K Marmion, B Wilkinson, A Flavin, R Loughney, M Swift, M McCarthy, M Kearney, J Muldoon, G Naoupu
Replacements: E Reynecke, R Ah You, JP Cooney, A Browne, M Fifita, P O'Donohoe, M Nikora, F Vainikolo