Saturday 19 August 2017

Munster and Ulster make changes ahead of emotional clash in Ravenhill

Ulster's Dan Tuohy
Ulster's Dan Tuohy

Both Munster and Ulster have made numerous changes ahead of their sold-out Pro12 clash in Ravenhill on Friday.

Munster's Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, brings in five new faces from the side that defeated Glasgow in last weekend's poignant farewell to Anthony Foley.

A number of internationals are unavailable for both sides because of the forthcoming clash with the All Blacks.

Ulster boss Les Kiss makes eight changes with Dan Tuohy and Wiehahn Herbst returning from long-term injuries to make their first appearances of the season.

Ulster XV: (15-9): C Piutau; T Bowe, L Marshall, D Cave, C Gilroy, P Jackson, R Pienaar; (1-8): C Black, R Herring (capt), W Herbst, D Tuohy, F van der Merwe, R Diack, S Reidy, R Wilson;

Replacements (16-23): J Andrew, K McCall, A Warwick, C Ross, C Joyce, P Marshall, B Herron, J Stockdale.

Munster XV: Andrew Conway; Darren Sweetnam, Jaco Taute, Rory Scannell, Ronan O'Mahony; Ian Keatley, Duncan Williams; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Donnacha Ryan, Billy Holland; Peter O'Mahony - capt., Tommy O'Donnell, Jack O'Donoghue.

Replacements: Vincent O'Brien, Brian Scott, Stephen Archer, Darren O'Shea, Robin Copeland, Abriel Griesel, Alex Wootton, Dan Goggin.

Ulster v Munster, Friday 28th October, Kingspan Stadium (kick-off 7.05pm)

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