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Robbie Henshaw’s return a boost for Connacht

Pat Lam’s side are in Murrayfield tomorrow for a Pro12 clash against Edinburgh.

Henshaw, centre, in the Heineken Cup last month.
Henshaw, centre, in the Heineken Cup last month.
Image: INPHO/James Crombie

ROBBIE HENSHAW RETURNS for Connacht’s Pro12 trip to Edinburgh tomorrow night.

Henshaw, who was involved with Ireland during the November Tests and won his third cap against Australia, starts at full-back.

Head coach Pat Lam makes five other changes from the side which just lost out against the Scarlets last week.

Eoin McKeon is set to make his first start following three months out with injury while up front, Ronan Loughney replaces the injured Brett Wilkinson. Second row Mick Kearney starts in the only other change to the pack.

Dan Parks, who won 66 caps for Scotland, starts at out-half on his return to Murrayfield while Fionn Carr replaces Darragh Leader on the right wing.

Connacht: Robbie Henshaw; Fionn Carr, Eoin Griffin, Dave McSharry, Matt Healy; Dan Parks, Kieran Marmion; Ronan Loughney, Sean Henry, Nathan White; Mick Kearney, Craig Clarke (c); Aly Muldowney, Jake Heenan, Eoin McKeon.
Replacements: Jason Harris-Wright, Denis Buckley, Rodney Ah You, Michael Swift, John Muldoon, Frank Murphy, Craig Ronaldson, Gavin Duffy.

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