Tom Court to make landmark Ulster appearance

Ulster loosehead prop, Tom Court, will make his 150th appearance for Ulster in tomorrow’ RaboDirect PRO12 match against Cardiff Blues.

Tom Court to make landmark Ulster appearance

Ulster loosehead prop, Tom Court, will make his 150th appearance for Ulster in tomorrow’ RaboDirect PRO12 match against Cardiff Blues.

Court starts in the front-row alongside hooker Rob Herring and tighthead prop John Afoa. Johann Muller captains Ulster in the second-row where he is joined by Dan Tuohy, who makes his first start since breaking his arm playing for Ireland in February.

Stephen Ferris is picked at blindside, with Nick Williams named at Number 8 and Chris Henry, who is playing his first game for Ulster since winning the RBS 6 Nations with Ireland, selected at openside.

Jared Payne starts at fullback, with Tommy Bowe selected on the right wing and Andrew Trimble, also back for Ulster after Ireland's 6 Nations win, starting on the left.

Luke Marshall and Darren Cave maintain their partnership in midfield, with Paddy Jackson named at outhalf and Michael Heaney continuing at scrumhalf in place of the injured Ruan Pienaar.

Meanwhile, Ulster have confirmed Sharks tighthead prop, Wiehahn Herbst, will join them this summer on a three-year deal.

The 25 year-old South African came through the Sharks academy and made his Vodacom Cup and Currie Cup debuts in 2009.

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