Bundee Aki starts as Connacht target second Challenge Cup with against Worcester
Bundee Aki is back for Connacht against Worcester Warriors in the Challenge Cup in Galway tomorrow afternoon.
Eoghan Masterson is set to captain Connacht, who enjoyed a thumping win in France against Oyonnax in their pool opener, with the 24-year-old taking his place at number 8.
There is also a new-look front row as loose-head Denis Buckley, hooker Dave Heffernan and tight-head Dominic Robertson-McCoy are included.
Aki returns to the centre alongside Eoin Griffin and Tiernan O’Halloran is also back in the side at full back after a brief injury.
Connacht: T O’Halloran; D Leader, B Aki, E Griffin, M Healy; J Carty, C Blade; D Buckley, D Heffernan, D Robertson-McCoy, Q Roux, J Cannon, E McKeon, J Connolly, E Masterson (capt).
Replacements: S Delahunt, P McCabe, C Carey, C Gallagher, J Butler, K Marmion, C Ronaldson, C Kelleher.