International quartet return for Ulster

Ireland internationals Paddy Jackson, Tom Court, Declan Fitzpatrick and Dan Tuohy all make their return to Ulster’s starting XV for tomorrow’s RaboDirect PRO12 play-off against Llanelli Scarlets at Ravenhill (7.45pm).

International quartet return for Ulster

Ireland internationals Paddy Jackson, Tom Court, Declan Fitzpatrick and Dan Tuohy all make their return to Ulster’s starting XV for tomorrow’s RaboDirect PRO12 play-off against Llanelli Scarlets at Ravenhill (7.45pm).

Fitzpatrick’s inclusion comes at the expense of tighthead prop, John Afoa, who failed to recover from the hamstring injury that he sustained against Cardiff last weekend.

Head Coach, Mark Anscombe, has also made one positional switch to the team that defeated the Blues, with Ruan Pienaar switching from outhalf to scrumhalf.

Paul Marshall, Callum Black and Iain Henderson, who all started last week, are named as substitutes for the play-off.

Ulster finished top of the RaboDirect PRO12 table and qualified for a play-off for the first time in two years.

Mark Anscombe’s side will play the Llanelli Scarlets for a final place. The Welsh region finished fourth in the league and will make their first appearance in the play-offs tomorrow night.

Ulster (v. Scarlets):J Payne, A Trimble, D Cave, S Olding, T Bowe, P Jackson, R Pienaar; T Court, R Best, D Fitzpatrick; J Muller (capt), D Tuohy; R Diack, C Henry, N Williams.

Replacements: R Herring, C Black, R Lutton, I Henderson, M McComish, P Marshall, M Allen, P Nelson.

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