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Ulster Team Named for Connacht at Ravenhill

Guinness PRO12 Editor

6 May 2010

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

Only two changes have been made to the starting XV who gained victory over Edinburgh, at Murrayfield, last weekend. In the pack; Chris Henry replaces an injured Stephen Ferris as blind-side flanker.

In the backs; Ian Humphreys starts the match at out-half, with Niall O’Connor on the bench for the last match of the 2009/10 season.

Commenting on the fixture, Ulster Coach Brian McLaughlin said: "We will be looking for a win first and foremost, that is the most important thing for us. We want to build on our performance against Edinburgh and achieve back to back wins to end the season on a high.

"We have all talked about our disappointment this season, mainly that after the Bath game, we didn’t kick-on and achieve what we are capable of. But, we did have a smashing performance last weekend and want a strong positive win at Ravenhill, on Friday, to end the season for both ourselves and our supporters.

"Connacht are coming here full of confidence and its Michael’s last game, so they will also be chasing the win. It will be a really tough game of rugby, and an exciting finally."

Ulster Rugby Team
(15-9) Jamie Smith, Andrew Trimble, Darren Cave, Ian Whitten, Simon Danielli, Ian Humphreys, Paul Marshall

(1-8) Tom Court, Rory Best (Capt), BJ Both, Ed O’Donoghue, Dan Tuohy, Chris Henry, Willie Faloon, Robbie Diack

Ulster Rugby Replacements
(16-22) Andi Kyriacou, Bryan Young, Ryan Caldwell, TJ Anderson, Isaac Boss, Niall O’Connor, Timoci Nagusa