Thursday 13 December 2018

Ulster welcome back Ireland contingent for crucial Champions Cup clash with the Scarlets

20 May 2018; Jacob Stockdale of Ulster score his side's fouth try during the Guinness PRO14 European Play-Off match between Ulster and Ospreys at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photo by John Dickson/Sportsfile
20 May 2018; Jacob Stockdale of Ulster score his side's fouth try during the Guinness PRO14 European Play-Off match between Ulster and Ospreys at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photo by John Dickson/Sportsfile

Ulster have named a strong side for the tough Champions Cup away trip to face the Scarlets tomorrow night, with Iain Henderson and Will Addison returning to the starting line-up.

Ulster split their opening two pool games, beating Leicester at Kingspan Stadium before suffering a heavy defeat against Racing 92 in Paris. They face a desperate Scarlets team at Parc y Scarlets, with the Welsh side losing both of their opening matches.

Ulster boss Dan McFarland has named academy prop Eric O'Sullivan in the starting  team, with Rory Best and Ireland international Marty Moore completing the front row.

Iain Henderson and Kieran Treadwell pack down in the second row, while Sean Reidy, Jordi Murphy and Marcell Coetzee make up a formidable back row.

John Cooney and Billy Burns continue at nine and ten respectively, while Will Addison has been selected in the centre to partner Stuart McCloskey.

Ireland star Jacob Stockdale returns on the left wing, with Louis Ludik named at fullback and Henry Speight on the right wing.

The game kicks off at 19.45 tomorrow night.

Ulster team to face Scarlets

15. Louis Ludik

14. Henry Speight

13. Will Addison

12. Stuart McCloskey

11. Jacob Stockdale

10. Billy Burns

9. John Cooney

1. Eric O'Sullivan

2. Rory Best

3. Marty Moore

4. Iain Henderson

5. Kieran Treadwell

6. Sean Reidy

7. Jordi Murphy

8. Marcell Coetzee

 

Replacements

16. Rob Herring

17. Kyle McCall

18. Tom O'Toole

19. Matthew Rea

20. Nick Timoney

21. David Shanahan

22. Johnny McPhillips

23. Darren Cave

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