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Captain Henry to lead Wolfhounds into Scots clash

By Niall Crozier

Ulster's Chris Henry will captain the Irish Wolfhounds against Scotland A tomorrow night at Ravenhill (7.30pm).

The No. 8 came off the bench to score Ireland’s only try in last Sunday’s 17 - 13 defeat by the England Saxons in Bath.

All told there are seven changes to the side which started at The Rec.

Henry is joined in the pack by fellow-Ulstermen Ryan Caldwell and Dan Tuohy, named at lock and on the blindside respectively.

Caldwell takes over from Mick O'Driscoll as partner to Devin Toner in the second row, while Tuohy’s inclusion at six sees Leinster’s highly-rated Shane Jennings moving to openside.

Behind the scrum, Ian Humphreys returns at fly-half, replacing Paddy Wallace who will be on bench duty for Ireland’s seniors on Saturday, and Darren Cave plays at outside centre.

Leinster midfielder Fergus McFadden moves to inside centre, with Connacht’s Keith Matthews named on the replacements.

Johne Murphy, whose switch from Leicester Tigers to Munster was confirmed this week, is named on the right wing.

Up front, Sean Cronin’s selection at hooker sees Ulster’s Nigel Brady in the role of understudy.

Brady will have familiar faces alongside with lock Ed O’Donoghue and scrum-half Isaac Boss among the replacements.

Tickets are available from:, the Ravenhill ticket office (9am to 5pm,) the Ticket Hotline 028 90 493 222 Option 2 (Mon-Fri, 10am to 12 noon) and SS Moores (6 Chichester Street Belfast, 9032 2966).

Ireland Wolfhounds v Scotland A: Gavin

Duffy Connacht); Johne Murphy (Leicester), Darren Cave (Ulster), Fergus McFadden (Leinster), Ian Dowling (Munster); Ian Humphreys (Ulster); Peter Stringer (Munster); Marcus Horan (Munster), Sean Cronin (Connacht), Tony Buckley (Munster); Ryan Caldwell (Ulster), Devin Toner (Leinster); Dan Tuohy (Ulster), Shane Jennings (Leinster), Chris Henry (Ulster, captain). Replacements: Nigel Brady (Ulster), Mike Ross (Leinster), Ed O'Donghue (Ulster), Niall Ronan (Munster), Isaac Boss (Ulster), Ian Keatley (Connacht), Keith Matthews (Connacht).

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