Ulster Caretaker Coach Steve Williams today named his side to take on Munster at Ravenhill on Friday night. Williams has made several changes to the side that were defeated in Dublin on Boxing Day and has named Italian International Carlo Del Fava as Captain of the side.
"With Rory out for some weeks we needed a Captain and Carlo was the obvious choice" said Williams "He is very well respected amongst the squad and leads from the front and he is a player that the team will follow"
David Humphreys returns to the starting line up at fly half with Paul Marshall gaining his second start of the season at scrum half, Isaac Boss is named on the bench. Paddy Wallace and Andrew Trimble make up the centre partnership with Niall O'Connor and Mark McCrea named as cover on the bench.
In the front row Nigel Brady is named as hooker with Justin Fitzpatrick and Declan Fitzpatrick as props. Captain Carlo Del Fava is joined in the second row by Ryan Caldwell with Matt McCullough named at 6 and new Ulster signing Grant Webb handed his first start at 8 for his new club.
Tickets are still available for the Memorial Stand and Terrace for this game and can be purchased online from www.ulsterrugby.com and the Ulster Rugby ticket line 028 9049 3222 (Option 2) between 10-12 noon or alternatively from over the Ravenhill counter. Tickets can also be bought from various ticket outlet shops across the province which are listed below.
Ulster Team to Play Munster
Ulster Team: (15-9) B Cunningham; T Bowe, A Trimble, P Wallace, S Danielli; D Humphreys, P Marshall; (1-8) J Fitzpatrick, N Brady, D Fitzpatrick, C Del Fava(Capt), R Caldwell, M McCullough, N Best, G Webb
Replacements: (16-22) B Young, S Philpott, J Harrison, D Pollock, M McCrea, I Boss, N O'Connor