ulster120white Who cares that I got my front row wrong, that Anderson lost out to McComb and that Trimble starts ahead of Danielli? Individually the players that missed out on a starting berth will be disappointed, and young TJ must be regarded as very unlucky to miss out on this big game, but if you readers are anything like me you just can’t wait for this one to start tomorrow night.

Here’s the Team.

(1-8) Tom Court, Andy Kyriacou, Brendon Botha, Ed O’Donoghue, Ryan Caldwell, Stephen Ferris, Willie Faloon, Robbie Diack. (15-9) Clinton Schifcofske, Timoci Nagusa, Darren Cave, Paddy Wallace, Andrew Trimble, Ian Humphreys, Isaac Boss. (16-23) Nigel Brady, Bryan Young, Declan Fitzpatrick, Neil McComb, Chris Henry, Paul Marshall, Ian Whitten, Simon Danielli.


(1-8) Flatman, Mears, Bell, Hooper, Grewcock, Beattie, Salvi, Faamatuainu. (9-15) Claassens, Davis, Banahan, Hape, Carraro, Maddock. (16-23) Dixon, Barnes, Jarvis, Short, Skirving, Bemand, Little, Cuthbert.

With Ulster sitting second in the Magners League and a wet Ravenhill night forecast the level of expectation has been rising all week for this Heineken Cup opener against an unsettled Bath side.

There’s been plenty of speculation that this will be a dour battle up front with Ulster just edging it but The FRU predicts that Ulster will open up the game with an early try blitz as the English side wilt under the Ravenhill Roar.

With the bonus point bagged early in the second half it’s going to be another great European night at Ravers – don’t miss out.

Tickets are still available for the ERC game from the Ravenhill Ticket Office (9am-5pm, Mon-Thurs and 4pm on Friday,) Ticket Line 02890 493222 Option 2 (10am – 12noon, Mon-Fri) or to purchase on-line clicking here. Tickets will also be available to purchase on the night, from the Gates, after 6pm.

If you want to get your Friday night off to the best of starts make sure you get to The Rosie for the pre-match meet and greet with the Bath fans. Details here.


  1. Well done Flat-Top the Ulster Management always read comments from FRU readers before deciding on team tactics!

    The game is in the bag.

    • I hope you are right raging raven and the game is in the bag, but having watched Bath a couple of times this season on sky if you give Hape 1/2 a space he’ll step off that right foot of his – but hopefully Paddy and Darren will stop him and knock him back. If the weather forecasters are right I think its going to be one of those “neverending” pints as we stand up for the ulstermen tomorrow night. Bring it on !!

  2. With Nicky Little sitting by his wife’s bedside in Manchester (about to deliver a wee Little) Ryan Davis is back at 10. Ryan has not played well since deputising earlier this season for Butch James hence Nicky taking over in the last three games. I think best ploy is for 1F to wlecome Ryan good and early they way only he can and make serious in-roads to the 10-12 channel…expect Hape to have to protect Ryan alot which hopefully then produces the space for that Ulster try blitz you predict.

  3. glynncommando on

    Wet and windy Ravenhill…isn’t that the best kind? Or maybe the only kind??? Who cares – bring on Bath. They will get a nice warm welcome from the faithful.