Big names back for Ulster

Captain Johann Muller and fullback Jared Payne return to the Ulster XV as head coach Mark Anscombe makes seven changes for tomorrow night’s RaboDirect PRO12 meeting with Edinburgh at Murrayfield (7:30pm).

Big names back for Ulster

Captain Johann Muller and fullback Jared Payne return to the Ulster XV as head coach Mark Anscombe makes seven changes for tomorrow night’s RaboDirect PRO12 meeting with Edinburgh at Murrayfield (7:30pm).

Making his return from a groin injury, Muller will be partnered in the second row by Lewis Stevenson.

Dan Tuohy has been named in the back row alongside Mike McComish and Robbie Diack, who have been retained from the team which drew with Treviso on March 1.

John Afoa has switched back to his regular tight head prop position, with Tom Court at loose head and Rob Herring at hooker.

Also returning from a groin injury is New Zealander Payne who will line up at full back and is joined in the back three by Andrew Trimble and Michael Allen.

Fresh from his first Irish cap against Italy, Paul Marshall will start at scrum-half and he will be joined at half back by fellow international Paddy Jackson.

Stuart Olding, who has scored twice in his last two games for the province, will again combine with Darren Cave in midfield.

Nick Williams and Peter Nelson have returned from injury and are named among the replacements.

They are joined on the bench by Niall Annett, Michael Heaney, Callum Black, Ali Birch and Ricky Andrew.

Ulster (v. Edinburgh): J Payne, A Trimble, D Cave, S Olding, M Allen; P Jackson, P Marshall; T Court, R Herring, J Afoa; J Muller, L Stevenson; D Tuohy, M McComish, R Diack.

Replacements: N Annett, C Black, R Lutton, N Williams, A Birch, M Heaney, R Andrew, P Nelson.

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