Ulster Juniors coach Alasdair McKee has made five personnel changes to his starting XV for their trip to play Leinster at Wicklow RFC on Saturday (kick-off 2.30pm).
Scott Nelson has returned from injury to line up at scrumhalf, with CIYMS’ David O’Hara occupying the flyhalf jersey. Inside centre Jody McMurray has been promoted from the bench so Bangor’s Jason Morgan moves to fullback. Chris Watson (Ballymoney) is named on the right wing as a result.
Chris Nash and Philip Eadie will start in the front row in place of Portadown duo Mal Allister and Mark Neilly. A third change in the pack sees Enniskillen number 8 Jamie Johnston earning his first start after Michael Rainey was uled out through injury. Clogher Valley second row David Sharkey will lead the side.
Andrew Kelly (Grosvenor) and Paul McKenzie (Donaghadee) are named among the replacements.
Ulster Juniors: Chris Nash (Academy), Philip Eadie (Donaghadee), Mark Smyth (Omagh), David Sharkey (Clogher Valley, captain)5. Gareth Fitzpatrick (Dromore), Richard Henderson (Academy), Chris Hamilton (Donaghadee), Jamie Johnston (Enniskillen), Scott Nelson (Ballymoney), David O’Hara (CIYMS), Norman Carson (Academy), Jody McMurray (Cooke), Andrew Hodgen (CIYMS), Chris Watson (Ballymoney), Jason Morgan (Bangor). Replacements: Mal Allister (Portadown), Mark Neilly (Portadown), Andrew Kelly (Grosvenor), Gareth McCoy (Portadown), Gary Weatherup (Ballyclare), Chris Cousens (Portadown), Paul McKenzie (Donaghadee), Euan Strang (Ballymoney).
Head Coach: Alasdair McKee
Assistant Coach: Paul McKenzie
Manager: John Todd
Assistant Manager: Billy Savage
Physio: Katie Lannon