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Kitshoff to make Ulster home debut against Edinburgh

Dec 1, 2023 13:26 By Dave Hooper
Kitshoff to make Ulster home debut against Edinburgh
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Dan McFarland has named his side to take on tomorrow night’s Scottish opposition at Kingspan Stadium

Steven Kitshoff will make his home debut as ulster face Edinburgh on Saturday evening.

Leading the Ulster men out in front of a home crowd is Ulster stalwart Alan O’Connor. While, O’Connor is joined in the second row by Ireland international, Kieran Treadwell.

Whereas, Twice-crowned Rugby World Cup winner, Steven Kitshoff, will get his first run out in front of a Kingspan Stadium crowd

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Kitshoff will be alongside last season’s URC’s Top Try Scorer award-winner, Tom Stewart, and Tom O’Toole, in the front row.

The number 8 jersey belongs to James McNabney. Indeed, McNabney is supported by Matty Rea and Nick Timoney in the back row.

Scrum-half, John Cooney, hit an impressive milestone last weekend at Scotstoun Stadium, and can now claim 1000 points for Ulster to his name.

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Whereas, Billy Burns is paired with Cooney tomorrow night. In a similarly familiar partnership, Stuart McCloskey is named at inside centre with James Hume at 13.

Will Addison, after making a welcome return from long-term injury last week, is named at full back. Jacob Stockdale and Rob Baloucoune on the wings complete the starting line-up.

On the bench, the forward replacements are John Andrew, Andy Warwick, Marty Moore, Cormac Izuchukwu and Dave Ewers. While, Nathan Doak, Stewart Moore and Ben Moxham make up the other options for the backs.

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Ulster: 15. Will Addison, 14. Rob Baloucoune, 13. James Hume, 12. Stuart McCloskey, 11. Jacob Stockdale, 10. Billy Burns, 9. John Cooney; 1. Steven Kitshoff, 2. Tom Stewart, 3. Tom O’Toole, 4.Alan O’Connor (C), 5. Kieran Treadwell, 6. Matty Rea, 7. Nick Timoney, 8. James McNabney.

Replacements: 16. John Andrew, 17. Andy Warwick, 18. Marty Moore, 19. Cormac Izuchukwu, 20. Dave Ewers, 21. Nathan Doak, 22. Stewart Moore, 23. Ben Moxham.

Ulster v Edinburgh

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Saturday December 2.

Kingspan Stadium, Kick-off: 5:15pm

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