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Currie v Ulster Ravens edinburgh, 7.30

BRITISH & IRISH CUP

Published 18/11/2011 | 05:00

GARY LONGWELL's Ulster Ravens side are in Edinburgh this evening to take on Currie in their second British and Irish Cup game of the season.

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The former second-row has made six changes to his team after last week's 39-7 win at home to Doncaster.

Exciting talents Conor Gaston, Ian Whitten and Chris Cochrane start out wide, while Paddy Jackson makes way for fellow Ireland U-20 international James McKinney at fly-half.

Andi Kyriacou replaces Nigel Brady at hooker and he will also take over the captaincy role. Conor Carey, Conor Joyce and Sean O'Connell get opportunities to impress up front as they come in for Adam Macklin, Mike McComish and Robbie Diack.

Currie had injury problems for last weekend's defeat to Leeds Carnegie, but while they will be stronger this time, Ulster will be confident of getting the win.

Verdict: Ulster Ravens

ULSTER RAVENS -- P Nelson; C Gaston, M Allen, I Whitten, C Cochrane; J McKinney, B McIlroy; C Black, A Kyriacou (capt), C Carey; T Barker, N McComb; C Joyce, A Birch, S O'Connell. Replacements: N Annett, R Lutton, J Simpson, N Faloon, M Heaney, C Quinn, R Andrew.

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