Ulster make three changes for the trip to Meadownbank while Connacht make two as they prepare to entertain a Llanelli Scarlets side they’ve already beaten
Ulster make three changes for the trip to Meadownbank while Connacht make two as they prepare to entertain a Llanelli Scarlets side they’ve already beaten. That victory for Connacht came in the Celtic Cup tie played in Stradey Park and this time around Micheal Bradley’s crew will have the friendly surrounds of Dubarry Park as the backdrop to their efforts of consolidating their place in the top half of the league table.
Leinster Lions have also selected for their game against bottom of the table Borders in Netherdale and despite the absence through injury of, among others, Brendan Burke and Leo Cullen, they should be good enough to continue their move up the table following on from their good win last weekend over Connacht.
Munster, looking to halt an alarming run of defeats, welcome back Jason Holland, Martin McPhail and Denis Leamy for the match on Friday against Glasgow in Musgrave Park while another injury victim, James Blaney is named on the bench.
Ulster: Bryn Cunningham; James Topping, Ryan Constable, Shane Stewart, Tyrone Howe; Adam Larkin, Kieran Campbell; Bryan Young, Paul Shields, Rod Moore; Matt Mustchin, Matt McCullough; Andy Ward capt Neil Best, Tony McWhirter.
Replacements: Matt Sexton (16), Ronnie McCormack (17), Rowan Frost (18), Roger Wilson (19), Reece Spee (20), Seamus Mallon (21), Scott Young (22).
Leinster Lions: Gordon D’Arcy; John McWeeney, James Downey, David Quinlan, Gary Brown; Matthew Leek, Brian O’Meara; Emmett Byrne, Gavin Hickie, Peter Coyle; Aidan Kearney, Ben Gissing; Niall Breslin, Shane Jennings capt Des Dillon.
Replacements:Niall Treston, Dave Blaney, James O’Donovan, Niall Ronan, Brian O’ Riordan, Peter McKenna, Daragh ‘Shea.
Mark McHugh; Matt Mostyn, Darren Yapp, Tim Allnutt, Conor McPhillips; Eric Elwood, Mick Walls; Rory Hogan, Bernard Jackman, Fabien Boiroux; Damien Browne, Andy Farley; Paul Neville, Tom Carter, John O’Sullivan.
J. Fogarty, A. Clarke, M. McCarthy, M. Swift, C. O’Loughlin, D. Hewitt, S. Moore.
Munster: Dominic Crotty;
Martin McPhail, Mike Mullins, Jason Holland, Mossie Lawlor;
Jeremy Staunton, Eoin Reddan; Simon Kerr, Andy Long, Frank Roche; Trevor Hogan, Stephen Keogh; Denis Leamy, David Wallace, Jim Williams capt
Eugene McGovern, James Blaney, Donal Sheahan, Colm McMahon, Frank Murphy, Conrad O’Sullivan, Clem Casey