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Ulster Announce Squad For Connacht Clash

Ulster Announce Squad For Connacht Clash

Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin has named an extended 29-man squad ahead of their final Magners League game of the season against provincial rivals Connacht on Friday (Ravenhill, kick-off 7.30pm).

In the forwards, front rowers Nigel Brady and Declan Fitzpatrick return to the Ulster senior squad after featuring for the Ulster Ravens in the recent British & Irish Cup semi-final against Munster.

There are two additions in the backs, with call-ups for Fijian winger Timoci Nagusa and Ravens regular Tommy Seymour.

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Ulster ended a run of six matches without a league win when they ran in five tries for a 37-25 victory over Edinburgh last time out, thus securing their place in next season’s Heineken Cup.

Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin will want his charges to finish the campaign on a high against Connacht.

He has a strong squad to pick from, with Bryn Cunningham, Matt McCullough, Justin Fitzpatrick, Mark McCrea, Cillian Willis and David Pollock the players unavailable due to injury.

To purchase tickets for Friday’s interprovincial derby, click here, call 02890 493 222 (Option 2) or visit the Ulster Rugby Ticket Office (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm; 9am-4pm on matchday). Tickets are also available from Ulster Rugby ticket outlets province-wide.

ULSTER Squad (v Connacht) – Backs (13): Paul Marshall, Isaac Boss, Ian Humphreys, Niall O’Connor, Ian Whitten, Paddy Wallace, Darren Cave, Andrew Trimble, Simon Danielli, Jamie Smith, Nevin Spence, Timoci Nagusa, Tommy Seymour.

Forwards (16): Tom Court, Bryan Young, BJ Botha, Declan Fitzpatrick, Nigel Brady, Rory Best, Andi Kyriacou, Ryan Caldwell, Neil McComb, Ed O’Donoghue, Dan Tuohy, Chris Henry, Stephen Ferris, Robbie Diack, Thomas Anderson, Willie Faloon.