Ulster squad named for Ospreys at Ravenhill

Guinness PRO12 Editor

9 Apr 2010


Ulster Head Coach Brian McLaughlin has today named an extended 30 man squad, to face Ospreys, next Tuesday 13th April, at Ravenhill.

Ulster Head Coach Brian McLaughlin has today named an extended 30 man squad, to face Ospreys, next Tuesday 13th April, at Ravenhill.

Commenting on the Magners League clash, Coach Brian McLaughlin said: "Last week against Cardiff we simply weren’t good enough. We made a strong start, but went on to give away to many soft points. It was very disappointing because we know we can win these games."

"Losing at Ravenhill is not something that is taken lightly. Playing in-front of your home crowd means so much to each player and each coach, so we all know what is required of us come Tuesday.

"It will be a very tough game for us, but we have to make sure we’re in their face and don’t let them play. We will not gift Ospreys such easy scores.

"We have to make sure we are up for the game, we have to compete and we have to make sure we beat them at Ravenhill. We have to go to town with them up-front and show that we are more than capable of dealing with them.

"We all know not to under estimate them. Ospreys are a dangerous side, who can and do compete at the highest level, so we need to ensure we give them nothing to play with."

There are two additions from the Ulster squad that faced Cardiff Blues on 3rd April. Prop Tom Court returns to the squad from injury, and winger Nevin Spence is an addition to the backs. Paddy McAllister drops out of the squad.

Ulster Forwards
Declan Fitzpatrick, Bryan Young, Tom Court, BJ Botha, Nigel Brady, Andi Kyriacou, Ed O’Donoghue, Dan Tuohy, Ryan Caldwell, Chris Henry, Tom Court, Stephen Ferris, Robbie Diack, TJ Anderson, David Pollock, Rory Best.

Ulster Backs
Jamie Smith, Paul Marshall, Simon Danielli, Darren Cave, Ian Whitten, Timoci Nagusa, Ian Humphreys, Niall O’Connor, Isaac Boss, Paddy Wallace, Andrew Trimble, Michael Heaney, Jonny Shiells, Tommy Seymour, Nevin Spence.

Not available due to injury: Mark McCrea, Bryn Cunningham, Adam Macklin, Ian Porter, Cillian Willis, Matt McCullough, Justin Fitzpatrick

Tickets are still available for Ulster v Ospreys. Tickets purchased for the two postponed games are valid for Tuesday night.


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