Faloon to lead Ulster A against Bristol at Kingspan Stadium
Alex Codling has made four personnel changes and four positional switches to the Ulster A team that lost to Leinster last month, for Friday's game v Bristol at Kingspan Stadium with Willie Faloon leading the line.
An all-new back three includes Jonny McPhillips at fullback, with Roger McBurney and Robert Lyttle on the wings. Paul Rowley and Sam Windsor are retained at scrumhalf and outhalf respectively, with Mark Best and Callum Patterson lining out in midfield.
Up front, Ruaidhri Murphy replaces Kyle McCall, John Andrew comes into the team at hooker and Bronson Ross is retained at tighthead prop. Alan O'Connor joins Pete Browne in the second row, with captain Willie Faloon, named alongside Clive Ross and Stephen Mulholland in the back row.
Johnny Murphy is named as a front row substitution alongside Michael Lagan and Jonny Simpson. Alex Thompson and Conor Joyce are included as forward replacements and new additions to the squad, Liam Free and Andrew Magrath, will act as backline cover.
This game is the first British and Irish Cup clash of the season for the Ulster A team, sponsored by CD Group. All Ulster Rugby Season Ticket holders can access complimentary tickets for this match at Kingspan Stadium by logging on to their Ulster Rugby Account Manager.
Tickets and car parking will also be available on a first come, first served basis via the Mount Merrion Gate.
Ulster A team & replacements to face Bristol, British & Irish Cup, Kingspan Stadium, Friday 13th November (7.30pm kick off):
(15-9): Jonny McPhillips, Roger McBurney, Callum Patterson, Mark Best, Robert Lyttle, Sam Windsor, Paul Rowley; (1-8) Ruaidhri Murphy, John Andrew, Bronson Ross, Alan O'Connor, Pete Browne, Clive Ross, Willie Faloon (Captain), Stephen Mulholland;
Replacements (16-22): Johnny Murphy, Michael Lagan, Jonny Simpson, Alex Thompson, Conor Joyce, Liam Free, Andrew Magrath.
kick off is at 7.30pm.