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|