Marshall to start for Ulster versus Glasgow Warriors

Guinness PRO14 Rugby Editor
04 April 2019

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The Ulster coaching team have named their match-day squad that will take on Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun Stadium in Round 19 of the Guinness PRO14 Championship on Friday (kick-off 7.35pm).

Luke Marshall

Luke Marshall, who made a try-scoring impact on his return from a long-term injury lay-off last weekend, has been named to start at outside centre, where he will partner Stuart McCloskey in the Ulster midfield.

Winger Rob Lyttle also returns to the starting lineup, as he joins Jacob Stockdale and Abbey Insurance Ulster Academy livewire Michael Lowry in the back three.

The half-back pairing of John Cooney and Billy Burns is retained once more.

Alan O’Connor will captain the side from the second row alongside Kieran Treadwell. Hooker Rob Herring, Ulster’s top try scorer (six) in the PRO14, will pack down with Eric O’Sullivan and Marty Moore in the front row.

Sean Reidy, who made his 100th Ulster appearance on Saturday, starts at blindside flanker, with Jordi Murphy and Marcell Coetzee named as the other loose forwards.

John Andrew, Andy Warwick and Tom O’Toole will cover the front row on the bench, with Ian Nagle and Matthew Rea named as the additional forward replacements. David Shanahan, Darren Cave and Angus Kernohan will provide the backline options.

Meanwhile, it was confirmed earlier this week that Wiehahn Herbst has taken up a contract with Vodacom Bulls in South Africa.

Ulster team to play Glasgow Warriors, Guinness PRO14 Round 19, Friday 5th April 2019 at Scotstoun Stadium (7.35pm):

(15-9): M Lowry, R Lyttle, L Marshall, S McCloskey, J Stockdale, B Burns, J Cooney;
(1-8): E O’Sullivan, R Herring, M Moore, A O’Connor (Capt), K Treadwell, S Reidy, J Murphy, M Coetzee.

Replacements: J Andrew, A Warwick, T O’Toole, I Nagle, M Rea, D Shanahan, D Cave, A Kernohan.

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