Benetton

  • Connacht have been boosted by the return to fitness of full-back Tiernan O'Halloran for their game against Benetton.

     

    The Ireland international has made a swifter than expected recovery from a hamstring injury.

     

    Flanker Jarrad Butler and prop Denis Buckley also come into the side.

     

    Niyi Adeolokun and Ultan Dillane are both among the replacements.

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    Connacht's Bundee Aki will meet the 36 other Lions in London today, as Warren Gatland hosts his first squad get-together  ahead of the tour of South Africa.

    Aki will then make his first appearance in 10 weeks when he togs out with Connacht against Benetton this Saturday evening in the Pro 14 Rainbow Cup.

    Connacht attack coach Pete Wilkins has warned his players that they will need to maintain the standards set in their win over Munster to avoid slipping up against Benetton in Treviso.