Ulster make wholesale changes for Glasgow clash

Ulster make wholesale changes for Glasgow clash

Ulster Head Coach Neil Doak has named his starting XV to play Glasgow in the final round of the PRO12 this weekend, and has made 12 changes from last week.

Only Franco van der Merwe, Louis Ludik and Chris Henry are retained in the starting team that drew with Munster at the Kingspan Stadium.

Chris Henry will captain Ulster against Glasgow on Saturday.

Ludik continues at full-back, while Michael Allen is selected on the left wing, and Rory Scholes named on the right.

Stuart McCloskey is named at inside centre alongside Sam Arnold, who starts his first game for Ulster at outside centre.

Ian Humphreys is selected at outhalf, alongside Paul Marshall at scrum-half.

Chris Henry captain the side from openside flanker, with Clive Ross at blindside and Robbie Diack starting at number eight. Lewis Stevenson starts in the second row alongside van der Merwe.

Robbie Herring starts at hooker and is joined by Andrew Warwick at loosehead prop, Ricky Lutton, starts his first game of the season at tighthead.

Doak has named a strong bench, with Rory Best, Tommy Bowe, Ruan Pienaar, Paddy Jackson, Roger Wilson and Iain Henderson all available as replacements.

Ulster are guaranteed a semi-final place, but need a bonus-point win in Glasgow and a Connacht or Dragons victory to seal a home semi.

Glasgow Warriors V Ulster at Scotstoun Saturday May 16 - kick-off 3pm.

Ulster team in full: L Ludik; R Scholes, S Arnold, S McCloskey, M Allen, I Humphreys, P Marshall; A Warwick, R Herring, R Lutton, L Stevenson, F van der Merwe, C Ross, C Henry - capt, R Diack.

Replacements: R Best, K McCall, B Ross, I Henderson, R Wilson, R Pienaar, P Jackson, T Bowe.

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