Ulster team named for Ospreys at Ravenhill

Guinness PRO12 Editor

12 Apr 2010


Ulster Head Coach Brian McLaughlin has named his starting XV, plus replacements, ahead of Tuesday’s Magners League match, against Ospreys at Ravenhill, kick off 7.30pm.

Commenting on the Magners League clash, Ulster Assistant Coach Neil Doak said: "With our last game against Cardiff providing a ten day window to recover and prepare for the Ospreys on Tuesday night, it has given us the opportunity to get a few bodies back on board. We have to see how things work out with regards to fitness, but the aim is to push to win all the remaining games. We have two games at home and two away left, so we have got to make sure we are ready to put in a performance, in what is sure to be a very physical challenge tomorrow night.

"The Ospreys are on a mini-tour, they are out of the Heineken Cup, having narrowly lost to Biarritz on Saturday, so now they will be focused on getting a top four finish in the Magners. We are expecting a high quality side to take the field tomorrow and we have to be ready to make our home advantage count. If we can get a few early points on the board, then we can settle into the game and play a bit of rugby," continued Doak.

There are a number of changes in the pack. Bryan Young starts at loose head, in place of Declan Fitzpatrick. Dan Tuohy pulls on the No 5 Jersey, while Ryan Caldwell begins the match on the bench. Captain Chris Henry starts as open side flanker, with Robbie Diack at No8.

In the backs; Paddy Wallace starts at full back, in place of Jamie Smith, with Ian Whitten partnering Darren Cave in the centre.

Ulster Team:
(1-8) Bryan Young, Rory Best, BJ Botha, Ed O’Donoghue, Dan Tuohy, Stephen Ferris, Chris Henry (Capt), Robbie Diack

(15-9) Paddy Wallace, Andrew Trimble, Darren Cave, Ian Whitten, Simon Danielli, Niall O’Connor, Isaac Boss

Ulster Replacements:
(16-22) Andi Kyriacou, Tom Court, Ryan Caldwell, David Pollock, Paul Marshall, Ian Humphreys, Nevin Spence

Tickets are still available for Ulster v Ospreys and will be available to purchase on the gates tomorrow night.


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