5 Dec, 14:49
The Ireland Under-19 squad to face Australia Schools at Ravenhill on Saturday week (December 14) has been announced.
With both Kevin Maggs and David Humphreys not released by the Irish management and Paddy Wallace out injured, Jonny Bell returns to the centre, while Adam Larkin takes over the duties at out-half making his first start since he played in the centre against NEC Harlequins.
Nigel Brady is not available for selection this week due to an eye injury, so up front, Paul Shields returns at hooker. Rowan Frost comes in to the second row to partner Matt McCullough while Campbell Feather is named at No.8 in place of Roger Wilson who has picked up an injury while training with the Irish Squad and hasn't been released.
On the replacements bench, Rory Best features for the first time this season while Gary Brown, Seamus Mallon and Adrew Maxwell also return to the 22.
Ulster: 15 - Bryn Cunningham; 14 - Tommy Bowe; 13 - Jonny Bell; 12 - Paul Steinmetz; 11 - Tyrone Howe; 10 - Adam Larkin; 9 - Neil Doak; 1 - Simon Best; 2 - Paul Shields; 3 - Rod Moore; 4 - Rowan Frost; 5 - Matt McCullough; 6 - Andy Ward (Captain); 7 - Neil Best; 8 - Campbell Feather
Replacements: 16 - Rory Best; 17 - Ronan McCormack; 18 - Gary Longwell; 19 - Gary Brown; 20 - Kieran Campbell; 21 - Seamus Mallon; 22 - Andrew Maxwell