Saturday 18 January 2020

Marcell Coetzee back in Ulster line-up for first start of season in South African clash with Kings

Marcell Coetzee. Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Marcell Coetzee. Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Des Berry

Marcell Coetzee is set to make his first start of the season for Ulster against the Isuzu Southern Kings in the PRO14 League on Saturday (KO3.0 Irish time, Eirsport 1) at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

The 28-year-old back rower is one of five changes made by coach, Dan McFarland as lock Alan O’Connor.

Centre Stuart McCloskey, wing Louis Ludik and fly-half Billy Burns all come into the backline.

ULSTER (v Southern Kings): Matt Faddes, Craig Gilroy, Luke Marshall, Stuart McCloskey, Louis Ludik, Billy Burns, John Cooney; Eric O’Sullivan, Rob Herring (Capt.), Tom O’Toole, Alan O’Connor, Sam Carter, Matthew Rea, Sean Reidy, Marcell Coetzee.

Replacements: Adam McBurney, Kyle McCall, Ross Kane, Kieran Treadwell, Greg Jones, Dave Shanahan, Angus Curtis, James Hume.

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