Monday 23 October 2017

Paddy Jackson to assume Ulster kicking duties against Treviso

Paddy Jackson
Paddy Jackson

Ravenhill and will takeover place-kicking duties from Ruan Pienaar.

Ulster boss Mark Anscombe has confirmed that Paddy Jackson will lineout for the province at outhalf on Friday night against Treviso at

Jackson endured a poor day with the boot on Sunday against Scotland with only one successful attempt from four in the 12-8 defeat in Murrayfield.

Ireland squad members Iain Henderson and Declan Fitzpatrick have been named in the panel to face Treviso, after missing last week's game against Glasgow.

Ulster remains top of the PRO12 table despite last week's defeat. They have a three point advantage over second place Glasgow Warriors going into round 17 matches.

There is no room in the squad for Chris Henry and Paddy Wallace due to injury, with Wallace ruled out for the remainder of the season after rupturing the anterior ligament in his left knee.

Forwards: Rob Herring, Nigel Brady, Niall Annett, Ricky Lutton, Declan Fitzpatrick, Callum Black, John Afoa, Neil McComb, Lewis Stevenson, Iain Henderson, Dan Tuohy, Mike McComish, Ali Birch, Robbie Diack.

Backs: Ruan Pienaar, Paul Marshall, Michael Heaney, Niall O'Connor, Stuart Olding, Paddy Jackson, Michael Allen, Andrew Trimble, Chris Cochrane, Darren Cave, Ricky Andrew.

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