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Connacht make changes for RaboDirect trip to Italy

Updated: Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 14:24 | Comments

Danie Poolman starts at outside centre
Danie Poolman starts at outside centre

Eric Elwood has made four personnel and one positional change to his Connacht side for their rearranged RaboDirect PRO12 tie against Benetton Treviso at Stadio di Monigo on Friday at 7.30pm.

Eoin Griffin, who picked up a knock during the last outing, has been ruled out. Danie Poolman is named at outside centre, while 24-year-old Matt Healy is named on the right wing.

Up front, Adrian Flavin makes way for Ethienne Reynecke at hooker. Andrew Browne returns to the starting line-up at blindside flanker and is joined by fellow Galway native Eoin McKeon in the back row.

Connacht XV to play Treviso: G Duffy (cpt), M Healy, D Poolman, B Murphy, F Vainikolo, D Parks, K Marmion, B Wilkinson, E Reynecke, R Loughney, M Swift, M McCarthy, A Browne, E McKeon, G Naoupu.

Replacements: A Flavin, R Ah You, JP Cooney, M Kearney, J Muldoon, P O'Donohoe, M Nikora, T O'Halloran.

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