The teams are up for the Ulster v Glasgow PRO12 clash which takes place this afternoon at Ravenhill. Kick off 3:00pm, live on Sky Sports. 

Ulster welcome back Ruan Pienaar, who combines at half back with Peter Nelson. Tommy Bowe and Craig Gilroy start on the wings and Luke Marshall joins Darren Cave in the centre. Louis Ludik remains at full back. No Piutau this week due to the knock he picked up last time out. 

Up front we’re still missing Rory Best, but Rob Herring makes a welcome return to the squad, albeit on the bench with John Andrew starting, this time alongside  Callum Black and Ricky Lutton. Pete Browne and Franco van der Merwe for the second row partnership as Kiss continues to rotate his squad. 

Sean Reidy, Chris Henry and Marcell Coetzee are the latest mix in the back row to see what is the best balance to suit Coetzee. 

It’s not the strongest Glasgow side. They are a team that suffer more than most during the Six Nations with most of their players involved with Scotland. If you just look at the names on the team sheet then Ulster have a definite edge, but if you go by current form then predicting the outcome of this match is not so simple. Ulster’s Jeckyl and Hyde season continues, much to everyone’s frustration, and Glasgow, whilst enjoying unprecedented success in Europe, their League form has been comparatively poor. 

The FRU Predicts; This match is not as important to Glasgow as it is to Ulster. The visitors will have one eye on their Champions Cup Quarter Final against Saracens. Ulster have to focus on the PRO12. Ulster to edge this one, but not by a lot. 

ULSTER RUGBY   GLASGOW WARRIORS
Louis Ludik 15 Brandon Thomson
Tommy Bowe 14 Lee Jones
Luke Marshall 13 Mark Bennett
Darren Cave 12 Nick Grigg
Craig Gilroy 11 Sean Lamont
Peter Nelson 10 Peter Horne
Ruan Pienaar 9 Henry Pyrgos
Callum Black 1 Alex Allan
John Andrew 2 James Malcolm
Ricky Lutton 3 Sila Puafisi
Pete Browne 4 Brian Alainu’uese
Franco vd Merwe 5 Scott Cummings
Sean Reidy 6 Rob Harley
Chris Henry 7 Simone Favaro
Marcell Coetzee 8 Adam Ashe
     
Rob Herring 16 Corey Flynn
Andrew Warwick 17 Jamie Bhatti
Wiehahn Herbst 18 D’arcy Rae
Kieran Treadwell 19 Tjiuee Uanivi
Robbie Diack 20 Lewis Wynne
Paul Marshall 21 Grayson Hart
Jacob Stockdale 22 Richie Vernon
Jack Owens 23 Rory Hughes

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