Ulster squad confirmed for URC Quarter-Final versus Munster

Ulster squad confirmed for URC Quarter-Final versus Munster

26 days ago

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The Ulster match-day squad has been named to take on Munster in the URC quarter-final on Friday evening (Kingspan Stadium, 7.35pm).

John Cooney will make his 100th appearance for the province, as he has been named to start at scrum-half alongside Billy Burns at out-half. Stuart McCloskey and James Hume will make up the midfield partnership while Stewart Moore is the only change to the starting XV that defeated Cell C Sharks two weeks ago, and he is named at full-back. Joining him in the back three are Ethan McIlroy and Rob Baloucoune.

Packing down in the front row are Andrew Warwick at loosehead prop and Tom O’Toole at tighthead, with Rob Herring selected at hooker. Captain Iain Henderson will partner URC Tackle Machine winner, Alan O’Connor in the second row. Marcus Rea gets the nod at blindside flanker, and Nick Timoney is selected at openside with Duane Vermeulen completing the forward pack at Number Eight. 

John Andrew, Eric O’Sullivan, Gareth Milasinovich, Kieran Treadwell and Matty Rea will provide the forward options off the bench. Nathan Doak, Ian Madigan and Ben Moxham are the back line replacements.

Ulster Rugby team to play Munster Rugby, United Rugby Championship quarter-final, Friday 3 June at Kingspan Stadium, 7.35pm kick-off, live on Premier Sports, TG4, SuperSport & URC TV:

(15-9): Stewart Moore, Rob Baloucoune, James Hume, Stuart McCloskey, Ethan McIlroy, Billy Burns, John Cooney;

(1-8): Andrew Warwick, Rob Herring, Tom O’Toole, Alan O’Connor, Iain Henderson (Capt.), Marcus Rea, Nick Timoney, Duane Vermeulen.

Replacements: John Andrew, Eric O’Sullivan, Gareth Milasinovich, Kieran Treadwell, Matty Rea, Nathan Doak, Ian Madigan, Ben Moxham.

Here is how the opposition, Munster Rugby, will line out...

(15-9): Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Keith Earls; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray;

(1-8): Josh Wycherley, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Fineen Wycherley, Peter O’Mahony (Capt.), Alex Kendellen, Gavin Coombes.

Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Jeremy Loughman, John Ryan, Jason Jenkins, Thomas Ahern, Craig Casey, Ben Healy, Chris Cloete.

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