Best returns as Ulster captain

Rory Best returns to the Ulster line-up as captain for this weekend’s PRO12 match against Zebre.

Rory Best returns to the Ulster line-up as captain for this weekend’s PRO12 match against Zebre.

His return is one of eight changes to the starting 15 that drew with Scarlets last weekend.

Andrew Trimble and fullback Ricky Andrew come into the back three and Darren Cave makes his first start of the season in midfield.

Ruadhri Murphy, recently signed from the Brumbies, has been named among the replacements.

The PRO12 match is on this Friday at Kingspan Park - kick-off 7.35pm

There are tickets still available.

Ulster team in full: R Andrew; A Trimble, D Cave, L Marshall, C Gilroy; I Humphreys, P Marshall, A Warwick, R Best - capt, W Herbst, L Stevenson, D Tuohy, R Diack, C Henry, N Williams

Replacements: R Herring, R Murphy, B Ross, F van der Merwe, R Wilson, M Heaney, S Olding, L Ludik

Zebre team in full: Hendrik Daniller, David Odiete, Giulio Bisegni, Gonzalo Garcia - capt, Giulio Toniolatti, Kelly Haimon, Brendon Leonard, Andries Van Schalkwyk, Filippo Cristiano, Mauro Bergamasco, George Biagi, Andries Ferreira, Dario Chistolini, Andrea Manici, Andrea De Marchi

Replacements: Oliviero Fabiani, Andrea Lovotti, Luciano Leibson, Valerio Bernabò, Quintin Geldenhuys, Samuela Vunisa, Guglielmo Palazzani, Edoardo Padovani

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