Williams names Ulster team for Glasgow clash

Ulster Head Coach Matt Williams has today named his 22 man team to take on Glasgow Warriors, this Friday 17th April, at Firhill Arena.


With the return of Stephen Ferris to the starting XV, as blindside flanker, Chris Henry is relegated to the replacements bench, for the Magners League game. Italian lock, Carlo Del Fava, replaces an injured Ed O’Donoghue in the 2nd row.


Ian Whitten replaces Darren Cave in the centre; Cave starts the away fixture on the bench.

 

Paul Marshall starts as scrumhalf, while Isaac Boss, is named as a replacement. Ian Humphreys returns to the team this week, but will start on the bench. Nail O’ Connor, once again starts at No.10.

Talking about his return to the Ulster Team, Stephen Ferris said: “No one likes to be injured and it is always hard sitting in the stand watching, because you think, if I was out there maybe I could offer something. Again it is easy to do that when you are sitting watching.


“The side have gone a bit flat, we have had a row of bad performances and it is important now that we improve on that.


“I am feeling fresh and I am keen to bring a bit of energy and enthusiasm into the side, and hopefully everyone else involved will as well, so we can at least have a decent run towards the end of the season.


“We certainly will be targeting wins in all four remaining games.


“I’m just glad to be involved, and hopefully I will be able to make a big contribution to the end of the season for the side.”


Ulster Team
(1-8) Bryan Young, Rory Best (Capt), Brendon Botha, Carlo Del Fava, Ryan Caldwell, Stephen Ferris, David Pollock, Robbie Diack.


(15-9) Clinton Schifcofske, Simon Danielli, Ian Whitten, Paddy Wallace, Andrew Trimble, Niall O’Connor, Paul Marshall.


Ulster Replacements
(16-22) Nigel Brady, Daniel Roach, Matt McCullough, Chris Henry, Isaac Boss, Daren Cave, Ian Humphreys.


Not considered due to injury: Justin Fitzpatrick, Ed O’Donoghue, TJ Anderson, Cillian Willis, Bryn Cunningham, Tom Court, Mark McCrea, Keiron Dawson, Paul Steinmetz, Chris Cochrane, Declan Fitzpatrick.

 

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