Ulster team v Glasgow

Guinness PRO12 Editor

30 Sep 2010

The Ulster team to play Glasgow this Friday night at Ravenhill (ko 7.05pm) has been named.

Rory Best will captain the side in a match which will see him make his 100th competitive appearance for Ulster.

Amongst the backs there are two positional changes as Paddy Wallace is restored to the inside centre position after playing at out-half against Connacht last weekend and Andrew Trimble reverts to the wing from the centre. Scottish international Simon Danielli returns to action following shoulder surgery in the summer while new signing Ruan Pienaar will make a much anticipated debut in front of the Ravenhill crowd in the scrum-half position, partnering Niall O'Connor at out-half.

Up front Ulster retain Young, Best and Court in the front row while Johann Muller, who was rested for last weekend's match against Connacht returns to the second row, partnered for the first time this season by Dan Tuohy. In the back row Pedrie Wannenburg moves to cover the blindside berth in the absence of the injured Stephen Ferris, Chris Henry retains the openside shirt while Robbie Diack returns to the starting line-up at No.8.

With three props (BJ Botha, Declan Fitzpatrick and Adam Macklin) currently on the injured list, Ulster have drafted in the services of Alan Whitten who plays his club rugby for Instonians and he is named on the bench, alongside his brother, Ulster centre Ian.

Ulster: (15-9) Jamie Smith; Andrew Trimble, Darren Cave, Paddy Wallace, Simon Danielli; Niall O’Connor, Ruan Pienaar (1-8) Bryan Young, Rory Best (Captain), Tom Court, Johann Muller, Dan Tuohy, Pedrie Wannenburg, Chris Henry, Robbie Diack

Replacements (16-23) Nigel Brady, Paddy McAllister, Alan Whitten, Tim Barker, Willie Faloon, Paul Marshall, Ian Whitten