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Henshaw made to wait at Connacht

Connacht v The Scarlets, The Sportsground, Today (KO 7.30) Live TG4/SS2

Sadly, Robbie Henshaw will have to wait one more week, at least, before he can begin a playing relationship with centre Bundee Aki and full-back Mils Muliaina.

Another New Zealand signing Tom McCartney will start for the first time in the shadow of Jason Harris-Wright's injury absence.

The Ireland international will sit this one out as he rehabilitates a minor hip flexor injury, while scrum-half Kieron Marmion and prop Rodney Ah You return to club action.

Connacht: M Muliaina; D Poolman, B Aki, D McSharry, M Healy; J Carty, K Marmion; D Buckley, T McCartney, R Ah You, Q Roux, A Browne, J Muldoon (capt), E McKeon, G Naoupu.

Scarlets: S Evans; H Robinson, M Tagicakibau, R King, K Phillips; S Shingler, A Davies; P John, K Myhill, P Edwards, G Earle, J Snyman, A Shingler, J Davies, J Barclay (capt).

Verdict: Connacht