Ulster start their defence of the Inter Provincial Championship against Munster this evening at Queen’s Arena. KO 17:00. This will be their only home fixture this season.
Ireland U20’s Adam McBurney will captain the side from hooker after a successful World Rugby U20’s Championship campaign.
I had hoped to get along to see this team in one of their warm up matches but circumstances intervened so I don’t have much to report on the selection.
However, I have been hearing good stuff about their training with new coach Joe Barakat since his arrival in early July with much of the emphasis on the game close to the breakdown as well as a reinforcement of the traditional rugby values of discipline and commitment so I’m looking forward to see how they get on.
I’ll be up covering this game so hopefully plenty of pictures tomorrow.
|Robert Lyttle||15||Dave O’Mahoney|
|Conor Kelly||14||Colm Hogan|
|Alex Kane||13||Paul Kiernan|
|Kieran Joyce||12||James McAlleese|
|Jonny Rosborough||11||Lee Molloy|
|Andrew Magrath||10||Bill Johnston|
|Liam Free||9||John Poland|
|Ben Halliday||1||Peter Mayer|
|Adam McBurney||2||Shane Fenton|
|Peter Cooper||3||Ben Betts|
|Harry Cleland||4||Sean O’Leary|
|Hugh Sloan||5||Barra O’Byrne|
|Conall Boomer||6||Kelvin Browne|
|Lewis McNamara||7||Dan Walsh|
|Matthew Fisher||8||John Foley|
|Tristan King||16||Jordan Prenderville|
|Andrew Shaw||17||Shane O’Hanlon|
|Rory Squires||18||Rob O’Donovan|
|Ronan McCusker||19||Pat Staff|
|Saul Herdman||20||Ronan Murphy|
|Chris Gibson||21||Johnny Glynn|
|Matthew McDowell||22||Tom McHale|
|Matthew Hooks||23||James O’Connor|