Heineken Cup Round 1 teams, venues & KO’s

The team line ups including the replacements, the venues and the kick off times for the opening Round of the Heineken Cup have been confirmed.

Friday’s Heineken Cup, Round 1 matches.

Ulster Rugby v Leicester Tigers

Friday, 11 October
Kick off: 20:00
Referee: Romain Poite (France), Assistant ref: Christophe Berdos (France), Assistant ref: Stephane Boyer (France), TMO: Bernard Dal Maso (France), Citing Commissioner: Ray Wilton (Wales)

Ulster Rugby: Jared Payne; Andrew Trimble, Darren Cave, Luke Marshall, Tommy Bowe; Paddy Jackson, Paul Marshall; Tom Court, Rory Best, Declan Fitzpatrick, Johann Muller (c), Dan Tuohy, Roger Wilson, Chris Henry, Nick Williams
Replacements: Rob Herring, Callum Black, Ricky Lutton, Iain Henderson, Robbie Diack, Ruan Pienaar, Stuart Olding, Michael Allen

Leicester Tigers: Niall Morris; Miles Benjamin, Vereniki Goneva, Dan Bowden, Adam Thompstone; Toby Flood (c), Ben Youngs; Logovii Mulipola, Tom Youngs, Dan Cole, Louis Deacon, Geoff Parling, Ed Slater, Julian Salvi, Jordan Crane
Replacements: Neil Briggs, Boris Stankovich, Fraser Balmain, Graham Kitchener, Thomas Waldrom, David Mele, Owen Williams, Terrence Hepetema

Connacht Rugby v Saracens

Friday, 11 October
Kick off: 20:00
The Sportsground
Referee: Pascal Gauzere (France), Assistant ref: Alexandre Ruiz (France), Assistant ref: Jean-Luc Rebollal (France), TMO: Daniel Irazoqui (France), Citing Commissioner: Maurizio Vancini (Italy)

Connacht Rugby: Gavin Duffy; Fionn Carr, Robbie Henshaw, James So’oialo, Danie Poolman; Dan Parks, Kieran Marmion; Brett Wilkinson, Sean Henry, Rodney Ah You, Michael Swift (c), Craig Clarke, John Muldoon, Jake Heenan, George Naoupu
Replacements: Jason Harris Wright, Peter Reilly, JP Cooney, Ally Muldowney, Andrew Browne, Paul O’Donohoe, Craig Ronaldson, Tiernan O’Halloran

Saracens: Alex Goode; Chris Ashton, Joel Tomkins, Chris Wyles, David Strettle; Owen Farrell, Neil de Kock; Mako Vunipola, Schalk Brits, Matt Stevens, Steve Borthwick (c), George Kruis, Kelly Brown, Will Fraser, Billy Vunipola
Replacements: Jamie George, Rhys Gill, James Johnston, Alistair Hargreaves, Ernst Joubert, Richard Wigglesworth, Duncan Taylor, Michael Tagicakibau

Toulouse v Zebre

Friday, 11 October
Kick off: 21:00
Stade Ernest Wallon
Referee: Luke Pearce (England), Assistant ref: Martin Fox (England), Assistant ref: Stuart Terheege (England), TMO: David Grashoff (England), Citing Commissioner: Iain Goodall (Scotland)

Toulouse: Clement Poitrenaud; Yoann Huget, Florian Fritz, Yann David , Maxime Medard; Jean-Pascal Barraque, Sebastien Bezy; Gurthro Steenkamp, Christopher Tolofua, Yohan Montes, Romain Millo-Chluski, Joe Tekori, Gregory Lamboley, Yannick Nyanga (c), Gillian Galan
Replacements: Chiliboy Ralepelle, SCHALK FERREIRA, Census Johnston, Louis Picamoles , Patricio Albacete, Jean-Marc Doussain, HOSEA GEAR, Thierry Dusautoir

Zebre: Ruggero Trevisan; Giiulio Toniolatti , Kameli Ratuvou, Gonzalo Garcia, Dion Berryman; Tommaso Iannone, Brendon Leonard; Salvatore Perugini, Davide Giazzon, Carlo Fazzari, Mike Van Vuren, Marco Bortolami (c), Mauro Bergamasco, Dries van Schalkwyk, Samu Vunisa
Replacements: Tommaso D’Apice , Matias Aguero, Dario Chistolini, Emiliano Caffini, Filippo Cristiano, Alberto Chillon, Luciano Orquera, Roberto Quartaroli

Saturday’s and Sunday’s Heineken Cup, Round 1 matches.

Edinburgh Rugby v Munster Rugby

Saturday, 12 October
Kick off: 13:35
Referee: JP Doyle (England), Assistant ref: David Rose (England), Assistant ref: Roy Maybank (England), TMO: Trevor Fisher (England), Citing Commissioner: Yann Le Dore (France)

Edinburgh Rugby: Jack Cuthbert; Douglas Fife, Nick De Luca, Matt Scott, Tim Visser; Harry Leonard, Greig Laidlaw

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