McFarland Makes Two Changes For Ulster

Dan McFarland has made two changes to the Ulster team to face Harlequins at Twickenham Stoop in Round 4 of the Heineken Champions Cup on Friday.

Versatile back, Matt Faddes returns to the starting Ulster side on the right wing, joined in the back three by Jacob Stockdale who retains his position at full-back, and Louis Ludik, who switches over to the left wing.

In the midfield, last week’s Man of the Match, Stuart McCloskey is once again paired with Luke Marshall. The familiar half-back duo of Billy Burns and John Cooney is also retained.

The second change sees Kieran Treadwell return to start alongside captain, Iain Henderson in the engine room.

In the front row, Eric O’Sullivan will start at loosehead prop, Rob Herring at hooker, and Marty Moore on the tighthead side.

Sean Reidy, Jordi Murphy and Marcell Coetzee all keep their places in the back row.

On the bench, Adam McBurney, Andrew Warwick, Tom O’Toole, Alan O’Connor and Matthew Rea will provide the forwards backup, and David Shanahan, Bill Johnston and Craig Gilroy are the backline reinforcements.

Ulster: Jacob Stockdale, Matt Faddes, Luke Marshall, Stuart McCloskey, Louis Ludik, Billy Burns, John Cooney, Eric O’Sullivan, Rob Herring, Marty Moore, Kieran Treadwell, Iain Henderson (C), Sean Reidy, Jordi Murphy, Marcell Coetzee

Replacements: Adam McBurney, Andrew Warwick, Tom O’Toole, Alan O’Connor, Matthew Rea, David Shanahan, Bill Johnston, Craig Gilroy.

Ulster v Harlequins

Heineken Champions Cup Round 4

Twickenham Stoop

Friday 13 December, kick-off 7.35pm