The Connacht side to face the Dragonsa way in the RaboDirect Pro12 on Friday sees Tongan international Fetu'u Vainikolo starting on the wing with Kyle Tonetti moving to his more familiar centre in place of the injured Eoin Griffin.

Griffin picked up a knee injury in the inter-provincial clash last Saturday.

Mick Kearney continues his rise through the ranks at blindside flanker, joined by the abrasive Ray Ofisa and talismanic John Muldoon in the back-row.

 

Connacht XV v Dragons in RaboDirect Pro12 at the Sportsground on Friday, 30 March, kick-off 7.15pm:

15 Gavin Duffy, 14 Fetu'u Vainikolo, 13 Kyle Tonetti, 12 Henry Fa'afili, 11 Tiernan O'Halloran, 10 Miah Nikora, 9 Frank Murphy, 1 Brett Wilkinson, 2 Ethienne Reynecke, 3 Ronan Loughney, 4 Michael Swift, 5 Mike McCarthy, 6 Mick Kearney, 7 Ray Ofisa, 8 John Muldoon