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Michael Swift returns to Connacht line-up for away trip to Edinburgh

Updated: Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 13:05 | Comments

Michael Swift starts at number four
Michael Swift starts at number four

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

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