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Ulster name 25-man squad for Friday's clash at Ravenhill

Ulster's head coach Mark Anscombe has named an extended 25-man squad for Friday night’s clash against Newport Gwent Dragons at Ravenhill.

And with just three matches remaining for Ulster in the RaboDirect PRO12, the game is vitally important as the Province bid for a place in the play-offs of the competition.

Ireland winger Tommy Bowe - who played 20 minutes against Saracens in last Saturday’s Heineken Cup Quarter-Final defeat to Saracens - is in line to make his first start for Ulster since he suffered knee ligament damage against Northampton in December.

Ireland internationals Andrew Trimble and Paddy Jackson are not included as they are rested for the game.

Ulster are second in the RaboDirect PRO12, one point behind leaders Glasgow Warriors and three points ahead of third-placed Leinster.




Extended Ulster squad to face Newport Gwent Dragons this Friday at Ravenhill.

Forwards (14)
Mike McComish, Callum Black, Rory Best, Robbie Diack, Dan Tuohy, Lewis Stevenson, Declan Fitzpatrick, Nick Williams, Rob Herring, Ali Birch, Ricky Lutton, Tom Court, Iain Henderson, Neil McComb;

Backs (11)

Ruan Pienaar, Jared Payne, Craig Gilroy, Paul Marshall, Peter Nelson, Tommy Bowe, Niall O’Connor, Michael Allen, Adam D’Arcy, Stuart Olding, Darren Cave.

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