Connacht make two changes for Edinburgh clash

The team are still looking for their first win of the season

BY Newstalk 13:15 Thursday 29 September 2016, 13:15 29 Sep 2016

Peter Robb of Connacht Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Pat Lam has made two changes to Connacht's starting team ahead of Friday evening's Guinness Pro12 Round 5 game at home to Edinburgh.

Peter Robb returns to the starting lineup to partner Bundee Aki in midfield and in an otherwise unchanged backline.

In the pack, 25-year-old Conor Carey makes his Connacht debut starting in the front row with Denis Buckley and Tom McCartney.

Commenting on the upcoming game, Pat Lam said:

"We're back at the Sportsground tomorrow and really looking forward to the challenge. We are under no illusions as to the threat that Edinburgh pose, and the physicality they will bring to the contest. We are determined to continue improving in our game as we look to earn the points that are available." 

Connacht are bottom of the table having lost all three games so far this season. The team were also trailing to Zebre in Italy when the game between the teams was abandoned at half-time earlier this month.

Connacht team to face Edinburgh:

(15-9): Tiernan O'Halloran, Niyi Adeolokun, Bundee Aki, Peter Robb, Matt Healy, Jack Carty, Kieran Marmion,

(1-8): Denis Buckley, Tom McCartney Conor Carey, Quinn Roux, Ultan Dillane, Eoin McKeon,  Jake Heenan, John Muldoon (capt).

Replacements (16-23): Dave Heffernan, Ronan Loughney, Finlay Bealham, Lewis Stevenson, James Connolly, Caolin Blade, Shane O'Leary, Cian Kelleher.


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