Robbie Henshaw returns to Connacht starting line-up

Meanwhile, Rodney Ah You comes in for the injured Nathan White

Robbie Henshaw returns to Connacht starting line-up

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Robbie Henshaw makes his return to the Connacht starting XV, as Pat Lam makes seven changes for the trip to Ulster tomorrow night.

Henshaw, who came off the bench for Connacht's win over Leinster, will line out at full-back in place of Tiernan O’Halloran who suffered a quad injury in training this week. 

Shane O'Leary is handed the reins at outhalf for AJ MacGinty, who is on his way to Sale, for his first PRO12 start while scrum half John Cooney, on his return from injury, takes over from Kieran Marmion who is also sidelined this week with a minor quad injury.

Rodney Ah You comes in for the injured Nathan White while Andrew Browne forms a new second row partnership with Aly Muldowney. 

Captain John Muldoon shifts to blindside flanker in a back row with James Connolly and Eoin McKeon.

Ireland international Ultan Dillane comes on to the bench for his first Connacht game since his involvement in the 6 Nations. Also included among the replacements is Connacht Academy utility back, Cormac Brennan.

Connacht Starting XV 

15 Robbie Henshaw
14 Niyi Adeolokun
13 Bundee Aki
12 Peter Robb
11 Matt Healy
10 Shane O'Leary
9 John Cooney

1 Denis Buckley
2 Tom McCartney
3 Rodney Ah You
4 Andrew Browne
5 Aly Muldowney
6 John Muldoon (captain)
7 James Connolly
8 Eoin McKeon

Replacements:

16 Dave Heffernan
17 Ronan Loughney
18 Finlay Bealham
19 Ultan Dillane
20 Sean O'Brien
21 Caolin Blade  
22 Cormac Brennan
23 Danie Poolman