Connacht update Having lost both away games since the crucial opening-round victory over Cardiff, they will be striving to keep their impressive home record. The province have added Ted Robinson, James Downey and Ray Hogan to their squad. Last term in the corresponding game, it took a penalty deep into injury time form Eric Elwood to give Connacht a lucky victory and they will be happy with something similar.

Team (from) D McFarland, R Hogan, A Clarke, S Knoop, R Loughney, J Fogarty, C Venter, A Farley (capt), C Short, M Swift, M Lacey, J Muldoon, B O'Connor, C Rigney, C Keane, T Tierney, P Warwick, D Slemen, K Matthews, J Downey, D Yapp, C McPhillips, T Robinson, M Mostyn, D Riordan Last 5 League results LWWLL BorderReivers update Samoan World Cup captain Semo Sititi is determined to help the Reivers earn a rare away win - and dedicate the success to the "wonderful" people of the area. Sititi, whose passage to Scotland was delayed by workpermit hitches, said: "I felt as if I was coming home when I arrived back in Galashiels. Spending a year at Newcastle made me realise more than ever what the Borders means to me, both on and off the pitch."

Team C MacRae; N Walker, B MacDougall, G Law, S Danielli; C Hore, C Cusiter;

P Thomson (capt), S Scott, T McGee, O Palepoi, M Blair, J Dalziel, A Miller, S Sititi. Substitutes: R Ford, G Cross, C Stewart, W McEntee, K Brown, B McKerchar, L Kibble Last 5 league results LLLLW Last season Connacht 29 Borders 27 Prediction The home side to edge it in another close one


Glasgow Warriors update John Barclay marks his 19th birthday by making his first competitive start on the openside flank in place of Andy Wilson, who has an ankle problem.

Kevin Tkachuk returns to the front row for concussion victim Euan Murray and Hefin O'Hare is included on the bench just a week after making the "code jump" from rugby league.

Team C Howarth; R Lamont, A Craig, S Barrow, M Roberts; D Parks (capt), S Pinder; K Tkachuk, S Lawson, L Harrison, T Barker, C Hamilton, S Swindall, J Barclay, P Dearlove.

Substitutes: F Thomson, S Corsar, D Turner, G Hayter, G Beveridge, G Morrison, H O'Hare Last 5 league results WLLLW Cardiff Blues update Jamie Robinson returns after being out for a year with a serious knee injury.

He comes in at centre with the captain, Rhys Williams, moving to full back. The Blues, however, were dealt a blow in midweek when it was discovered that Nick Macleod would be sidelined, suffering from a disc problem.

Team R Williams (capt), C Czekaj, J Robinson, L Thomas, C Morgan;

N Robinson, R Powell; J Yapp, G Williams, B Evans, D Jones, R Sidoli, M Molitika, R Sowden-Taylor, A Powell.

Substitutes: N Llewellyn, R Thomas, C Quinell, M Lewis, M Phillips, M Nuthall, J Roberts Last 5 league results LWLLW Last season Glasgow 19 Cardiff 14 Prediction Warriors to continue their revival


Edinburgh Gunners update Coach Frank Hadden has backed Simon Taylor to give him the perfect Edinburgh swansong by inspiring the Gunners to a win over the champions.

Taylor makes his long-awaited return and Hadden believes he will add a vital spark. International full back Hugo South-well makes his first start in the Celtic League this season as does prop Alasdair Dickinson. Phil Godman and Allan Jacobsen return to the side at stand-off and loosehead prop respectively.

Team H Southwell; C Paterson (capt), M Di Rollo, R Dewey, S Webster; P Godman, M Blair; A Jacobsen, D Hall, A Dickinson, A Kellock, S Murray, M Mustchin, A Hogg, S Taylor. Subs: A Kelly, C Smith, F Pringle, S Cross, R Lawson, D Hodge, F Leonelli Last 5 league results WWWWL Neath Swansea Ospreys update The injury-stricken champions suffered a fresh blow with Leigh Davies going down with knee damage. He joins fellow backs Gavin Henson, Shane Williams and David Bishop on the sidelines, which will mean another start for Bishop's younger brother, Andrew. Coach Lyn Jones is likely to make a number of changes in the wake of last Sunday's surprise defeat to Borders, with Brent Cockbain, Matthew Jones, Johnny Vaughton, Huw Bennett and Steve Tandy among those in line for a call-up.

Team (probable) S Terblanche; R Mustoe, S Parker, A Bishop, J Vaughton; M Jones, J Spice; D Jones, H Bennett, P James, B Cockbain, A Newman, L Beach, J Thomas, S Tandy. Subs: to be announced Last 5 league results WWWLL Last season Edinburgh 15 Ospreys 31 Prediction Gunners with a degree of comfort