Connacht coach Steph Nel has name his side that will take on last year's PARKEN PEN SHIELD runners-up Pontypridd, in the first leg of their PARKER PEN CHALLENGE CUP quarter-final at Ericsson Park, Athlone, on Saturday (5.30pm).
The side shows three changes from the fifteen that started against Narbonne in Round 4. With Ted Robinson out through injury, Gavin Duffy is selected on the right-wing with Mark McHugh starting at full-back. Jerry Flannery has been selected as hooker, while in the back row John OÂ¹Sullivan has been ruled out through injury, with Johnny OÂ¹Connor chosen at openside flanker.
Connacht: M. McHugh; G. Duffy, D. Yapp, S. Moore (capt.), W. Munn; E. Elwood, E. Reddan; R. MCormack, J. Flannery, P. Bracken; D. Browne, R. Frost; M. Swift, C. Rigney, J. OÂ¹Connor.
Replacements: D. McFarland, M. Uijs, E. Peters, J. Muldoon, C. Keane, M. McPhail, J. Norton.