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Connacht keep changes to a minimum as they take aim at Pro12 leaders Scarlets

It’s first v third in Parc y Scarlets on Sunday afternoon.

Ultan Dillane returns to the Connacht XV on Sunday.
Ultan Dillane returns to the Connacht XV on Sunday.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

ULTAN DILLANE’S RETURN is the only change ahead of Connacht’s trip to Pro12 leaders Scarlets.

The second row, who was called into Ireland’s 24-hour training camp last weekend, replaces Aly Muldowney for Sunday’s game in Wales (2.30pm).

Otherwise it’s an unchanged team from the 13-0 loss to Leinster on New Year’s Day.

John Muldoon, who yesterday signed a new deal to commit to the province for a 14th season, again captains the side.

Connacht currently sit third in the table, two points behind Scarlets, and could leapfrog their hosts with a win on Sunday.

Scarlets

15. Michael Collins
14. Steff Evans
13. Regan King
12. Hadleigh Parkes
11. DTH van der Merwe
10. Aled Thomas
9. Aled Davies

1. Rob Evans
2. Ken Owens (c)
3. Samson Lee
4. Tom Price
5. Lewis Rawlins
6. Aaron Shingler
7. John Barclay
8. Morgan Allen

Replacements:

16. Ryan Elias
17. Phil John
18. Rhodri Jones
19. Maselino Paulino
20. Rory Pitman
21. Rhodri Williams
22. Steve Shingler
23. Steff Hughes

Connacht

15. Tiernan O’Halloran
14. Niyi Adeolokun
13. Bundee Aki
12. Craig Ronaldson
11. Matt Healy
10. Jack Carty
9. Kieran Marmion

1. Finlay Bealham
2. Tom McCartney
3. Nathan White
4. Ultan Dillane
5. Andrew Browne
6. John Muldoon (captain)
7. Jake Heenan
8. Eoghan Masterson

Replacements:

16. Dave Heffernan
17. Ronan Loughney
18. Rodney Ah You
19. Aly Muldowney
20. Sean O’Brien
21. Ian Porter
22. AJ MacGinty
23. Rory Parata

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