Ulster Rugby make changes for Glasgow match
Mark Anscombe has made three changes and three positional changes to the Ulster team which stormed to a 58-12 win over Connacht last weekend at Ravenhill. The team return to RaboDirect PRO12 action tomorrow evening against Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun Stadium, (kick off 19:35).
Last week’s Man of the Match and hat trick scorer, Andrew Trimble switches to the left wing this weekend, Darren Cave returns in the centre following a week’s rest and Tommy Bowe is named on the right.
Ricky Andrew retains his position at fullback, with Jared Payne’s suspension lasting one more week. Paul Marshall continues at scrumhalf alongside Paddy Jackson.
Up front, Tom Court makes his return to the front row with Rob Herring named at hooker and Ricky Lutton selected at tighthead.
The second row is unchanged with Captain, Johann Muller, starting alongside Iain Henderson.
In the back row Chris Henry moves to blindside replacing the injured Robbie Diack, Nick Williams is selected at Number 8 and Sean Doyle comes in at openside.
Declan Fitzpatrick has returned from concussion protocols to join Niall Annett, Andy Warwick, Lewis Stevenson and Mike McComish on the bench alongside backs Michael Heaney, James McKinney and Craig Gilroy.
Stephen Ferris sustained an ankle injury in training this week and is unavailable for selection.
Ulster XV and replacements to face Glasgow Warriors, RaboDirect PRO12, Scotstoun Stadium, Friday 18th April (kick off 19:35)
(15-9): R Andrew, T Bowe, D Cave, L Marshall, A Trimble, P Jackson, P Marshall; (1-8): T Court, R Herring, R Lutton, J Muller (Captain), I Henderson, C Henry, S Doyle, N Williams; Replacements (16-23): N Annett, A Warwick, D Fitzpatrick, L Stevenson, M McComish, M Heaney, J McKinney, C Gilroy.