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Matt Healy among the Connacht big guns to return for Ulster battle
Kieran Marmion is set to make his 100th Championship appearance for the province while captain John Muldoon is also named to start.

MATT HEALY, JOHN Muldoon and Kieran Marmion return to the Connacht starting side as they face Ulster in their Pro14 clash — and the season’s first inter-pro — tomorrow night (kick-off 7.35pm, live on TG4 and BBC NI).

Ireland international Healy lines out on the wing, having recovered from injury while scrum-half Marmion is primed to make his 100th Championship appearance for the province.

Head coach Kieran Keane has made further positional changes for the fixture at Kingspan Stadium, with Tiernan O’Halloran moving to full-back following his two tries against Scarlets last time out.

Connacht will be hoping to end a 57-year wait for an away victory over the northern province.

Ulster have also named their team, with both Chris Henry and Stuart McCloskey returning to the starting fold.

Connacht (v Ulster)

15. Tiernan O’Halloran
14. Cian Kelleher
13. Bundee Aki
12. Tom Farrell
11. Matt Healy
10. Jack Carty
9. Kieran Marmion

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2. Tom McCartney
3. Finlay Bealham
4. Ultan Dillane
5. Quinn Roux
6. Eoin McKeon
7. Jarrad Butler
8. John Muldoon (Capt)


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