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Ulster team news: Will Addison and fellow Ireland players set for outings in Glasgow friendly

Jordi Murphy and Will Addison are back on Ulster duty this weekend Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson
Jordi Murphy and Will Addison are back on Ulster duty this weekend Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson
Jonathan Bradley

By Jonathan Bradley

Jack McGrath, Will Addison, Jordi Murphy and Rob Herring will all tog out for Ulster in the side's pre-season friendly with Glasgow on Saturday afternoon (2.30pm kick-off).

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The quartet were all excluded from the Ireland squad on the eve of the World Cup and are back in provincial colours for a first time this season at Scotstoun.

Addison and Herring both start the contest, while McGrath will make what will be an Ulster debut off the bench where he has been named as a replacement alongside Murphy.

Stuart McCloskey, Rob Lyttle and Marty Moore also come into the squad having missed last week's friendly against the same opposition while former Munster man Bill Johnston is another seeking his first Ulster outing having moved to Kingspan this summer.

This the final warm-up for Dan McFarland's side before they take on Ospreys in their PRO14 opener on September 27.

Ulster squad to play Glasgow

Ulster: W Addison; C Gilroy, M Faddes, S McCloskey, R Lyttle; B Burns (captain), J Cooney; E O’Sullivan, R Herring, M Moore; K Treadwell, S Carter; Matty Rea, S Reidy, N Timoney.

Replacements: J Andrew, K McCall, J McGrath, T O’Toole, A O’Connor, J Murphy, G Jones, D Shanahan, B Johnston, J Hume, A Curtis, A Kernohan, M Lowry.

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