Thursday, 11 April 2013

Ulster and Connacht teams named

Connacht's most capped player Michael Swift makes his return tomorrow night when he partners Mike McCarthy in the second row for their game with Edinburgh at Murrayfield

Athlone's Robbie Henshaw is at full back, Mick Kearney moves to number 6 due to Swift's inclusion while John Muldoon starts at 7

Tomorrow's game kicks off at half past seven in the Scottish capital

Connacht XV

15.          Robbie Henshaw
14.          Danie Poolman
13.          Eoin Griffin
12.          Brian Murphy
11.          Gavin Duffy (captain)
10.          Dan Parks
9.            Kieran Marmion

1.            Brett Wilkinson
2.            Adrian Flavin
3.            Ronan Loughney 
4.            Michael Swift
5.            Mike McCarthy
6.            Mick Kearney
7.            John Muldoon
8.            George Naoupu

Replacements:   Ethienne Reynecke, Rodney Ah You, JP Cooney, Andrew Browne, Mata Fifita, Paul O’Donohoe, Miah Nikora, Fetu’u Vainikolo

Tommy Bowe returns to the Ulster side for the first time since December for tomorrows meeting at home to the Dragons.

Peter Nelson is named at full-back instead of Jared Payne, who picked up a slight ankle knock at Twickenham.

Paddy Jackson is rested for the game, so Ruan Pienaar switches to out-half, with Paul Marshall coming in at nine.

With Johann Muller out for three weeks with a bicep injury, Iain Henderson is selected in the second-row alongside Dan Tuohy.

Ulster XV 

15-9): P Nelson, T Bowe, D Cave, S Olding, C Gilroy, R Pienaar, P Marshall;
(1-8): T Court, R Best (c), R Lutton, I Henderson, D Tuohy, R Diack, M McComish, N Williams;

Replacements: (16-23): R Herring, C Black, D Fitzpatrick, L Stevenson, A Birch, N O’Connor, M Allen, A D’Arcy.


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