Darren Cave and Paddy Jackson to start for Ulster against Munster

Darren Cave and Paddy Jackson to start for Ulster against Munster

Three Irish internationals return to Ulster’s matchday squad as they travel to Thomond Park to take on Munster in the PRO12.

Darren Cave and Paddy Jackson to start for Ulster against Munster

Head coach Neil Doak has named Darren Cave and Paddy Jackson in the starting XV while Chris Henry may make an appearance from the bench.

Ulster start the game in fifth place after victory against Cardiff Blues last weekend; two points adrift of third placed Munster,

Peter Nelson returns to the side at fullback with Craig Gilroy on his right wing and Andrew Trimble on the left. Stuart McCloskey is retained at inside centre with Cave partnering him at 13.

Jackson starts at fly-half, joining Paul Marshall at scrumhalf.

The only change up front sees Andy Warwick replace Callum Black at loosehead prop, joining captain Rob Herring and Wiehahn Herbst in the front row.

Lewis Stevenson and Franco van der Merwe continue together in the second row, with Roger Wilson, Sean Reidy and Nick Williams all keeping their places in the back row.

Munster v Ulster, Guinness PRO12 Round 6, Friday October 30 at Thomond Park - kick-off 6pm.

Ulster: Peter Nelson; Craig Gilroy, Darren Cave, Stuart McCloskey, Andrew Trimble; Paddy Jackson, Paul Marshall; Andrew Warwick, Rob Herring (captain), Wiehahn Herbst, Lewis Stevenson, Franco van der Merwe, Roger Wilson, Sean Reidy, Nick Williams.

Replacements: John Andrew, Callum Black, Ricky Lutton, Dan Tuohy, Chris Henry, Paul Rowley, Ian Humphreys, Sammy Arnold.

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