Bowe to reach 150 cap mark for Ulster on Sunday

Les Kiss has named his Ulster squad for the trip to play Zebre on Sunday, which will see Tommy Bowe reach the 150 cap milestone.

Kiss has made nine changes to the starting team that recorded a bonus point win over Glasgow last week.

Bowe, who made his Ulster debut against Connacht in April 2004, has been named on the right wing.

Tommy Bowe.

Six of those changes come up front and will lead to an all-new front five. Rob Herring will captain the side from hooker and will make up the front row along with Andy Warwick and Wiehahn Herbst. Robbie Diack and Alan O'Connor pack down together in the second row.

Clive Ross is picked at blindside flanker and will be joined in the back row by Chris Henry at openside and Marcell Coetzee at number eight.

Ruan Pienaar and Pete Nelson continue their half-back partnership, while Stuart Olding has recovered from an elbow injury and will form the centre partnership with Luke Marshall.

Charles Piutau has also recovered from injury to take his place on the left wing while Jacob Stockdale will line out at fullback.

Ulster v Zebre in Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi on Sunday February 26 - kick-off 12.30pm.

Ulster team: J Stockdale, T Bowe, L Marshall, S Olding, C Piutau, P Nelson, R Pienaar; A Warwick, R Herring (captain), W Herbst, R Diack, A O'Connor, C Ross, C Henry, M Coetzee.

Replacements: J Andrew, C Black, R Lutton, K Treadwell, S Reidy, P Marshall, J Payne, D Busby.


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