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Ulster Make Four Changes For Zebre Clash

Ulster Make Four Changes For Zebre Clash

Director of rugby Les Kiss has named his Ulster team for Friday’s GUINNESS PRO12 match against Zebre at Kingspan Stadium (kick-off 7.35pm).

There are four changes to the Ulster side that faced Cardiff Blues last Sunday afternoon, one of which is Rob Herring who to captain the province from hooker. He is joined in the front row by loosehead prop Kyle McCall and tighthead Ricky Lutton.

The rest of the pack is unchanged, with Peter Browne and Franco van der Merwe paired together in the second row and Robbie Diack, Chris Henry and Nick Williams selected again in the loose forward positions.

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Rory Scholes comes into the back-line and is named on the right wing, with Craig Gilroy moving to full-back and Jacob Stockdale retained on the left flank.

With Sam Arnold unavailable due to a hamstring injury, Stuart Olding will switch from full-back to inside centre. He will be joined in midfield by Luke Marshall, who signed a contract extension with the province earlier this week. Ruan Pienaar and Paddy Jackson are retained at half-back.

Paul Marshall has overcome a virus to be selected on the bench, while Sam Windsor and Darren Cave will also provide back-line cover. John Andrew, Callum Black, Andrew Warwick, Roger Wilson and Sean Reidy are the forward replacements.

Tickets for the Ulster v Zebre round 17 fixture are still available via www.ulsterrugby.com/buytickets.

ULSTER (v Zebre): Craig Gilroy; Rory Scholes, Luke Marshall, Stuart Olding, Jacob Stockdale; Paddy Jackson, Ruan Pienaar; Kyle McCall, Rob Herring (capt), Ricky Lutton, Peter Browne, Franco van der Merwe, Robbie Diack, Chris Henry, Nick Williams.

Replacements: John Andrew, Callum Black, Andrew Warwick, Roger Wilson, Sean Reidy, Paul Marshall, Sam Windsor, Darren Cave.