Cave back for Italian job

Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin has named an extended squad for Friday’s Magners League trip to Bennetton Treviso at the Stadio Mongio, (kick-off 7.05pm)

Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin has named an extended squad for Friday’s Magners League trip to Bennetton Treviso at the Stadio Mongio, (kick-off 7.05pm)

Darren Cave makes a welcome return to the squad having recovered from a hamstring injury which he picked up in the opening Heineken Cup round game against Aironi last month.

Johann Muller suffered a neck injury in last Sunday’s 37-15 triumph in Cardiff and will miss the trip to Italy. Ryan Caldwell, Dan Touhy, Tim Barker and Neil McComb will contest the second row spots.

Fellow South African Robbie Diack has a severely bruised ankle and is also ruled out of Friday’s match.

Ulster (v Treviso):

Forwards: Jerry Cronin, Paddy McAllister, Bryan Young, BJ Botha, Nigel Brady, Andi Kyriacou, Niall Annett, Tim Barker, Ryan Caldwell, Neil McComb, Dan Tuohy, Ali Birch, Willie Faloon, Pedrie Wannenburg, Chris Henry

Backs: Adam D'Arcy, David McIlwaine, Jamie Smith, Tommy Seymour, Simon Danielli, Craig Gilroy, Darren Cave, Ian Whitten, Nevin Spence, Luke Marshall, Ian Humphreys, Niall O'Connor, Paul Marshall, Ian Porter

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