Irish trio named in Ulster squad

Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin has named a 32-man squad for Friday’s Magners League meeting with the Scarlets in Wales, kick-off 7.05pm.

Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin has named a 32-man squad for Friday’s Magners League meeting with the Scarlets in Wales, kick-off 7.05pm.

Ireland trio Andrew Trimble, Paddy Wallace and Tom Court have been released from international duty by Declan Kidney to get some game time, but Rory Best and Stephen Ferris will remain in Dublin with the Six Nations squad.

Their availability will be a huge boost to Ulster after a narrow 23-22 defeat by the Ospreys on Sunday. Trimble, Wallace and Court will be looking to put in big performances ahead of the championship match against Scotland next week.

Ireland U20 outhalf Paddy Jackson has been added to the panel and may get his first taste of Magners League action, having previously appeared on the bench against Munster on New Year's Day. Ian Humphreys is also named despite being forced to leave the field early against the Ospreys with a shoulder injury.

The match day squad will be named at a later date this week.

Ulster squad: Jerry Cronin, Declan Fitzpatrick, Paddy McAllister, Bryan Young, Tom Court, Nigel Brady, Andi Kyriacou, Ryan Caldwell, Neil McComb, Johann Muller, Tim Barker, Pedrie Wannenburg, TJ Anderson, Willie Faloon, Chris Henry, Robbie Diack, Ruan Pienaar, Paul Marshall, Ian Humphreys, Niall O'Connor, Paddy Jackson, Ian Whitten, Nevin Spence, Paddy Wallace, Luke Marshall, Andrew Trimble, Simon Danielli, Tommy Seymour, Craig Gilroy, David McIlwaine, Jamie Smith, Adam D'Arcy.

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