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Published: 13:06 | 30/11/18

Five changes for Connacht

There are five changes to the Connacht starting XV for the Guinness PRO14 tie against the Cheetahs on Saturday.

Winger Niyi Adeolokun comes in to join Matt Healy and Tiernan O'Halloran in the back three with Kyle Godwin and Tom Farrell retained in midfield as Jack Carty and Caolin Blade both starting in the half-backs.

Hooker Tom McCartney is named in the front row alongside Denis Buckley and Conor Carey as Ultan Dillane locks down with Gavin Thornbury in the second row. Paul Boyle and Robin Copeland are named in the back row with captain Jarrad Butler retained.

Connacht (XV v Cheetahs): T O’Hallora; N Adeolokun, K Godwin, T Farrell, M Healy; J Carty, C Blade; D Buckley, T McCartney, C Carey, U Dillane, G Thornbury, P Boyle, J Butler, R Copeland.

Replacements: S Delahunt, P McCabe, D Robertson-McCoy, J Cannon, C Fainga’a, J Mitchell, D Horwitz, C Kelleher.

Connacht face the Cheetahs in the Guinness PRO14 on Saturday live on eir sport 1 [kick-off 2.30pm]. Subscribe here

Image: Inpho Photography/James Crombie

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