Ulster Name Team For Scarlets Visit

Ulster Head Coach Dan McFarland has named an unchanged match day 23 for Friday’s Heineken Champions Cup Round 4 match against Scarlets.

The game will see Rory Best become Ulster’s most capped player in the European competition (72), moving one ahead of Andrew Trimble.

The Ulster men registered a superb 24-25 bonus point win against last season’s semi-finalists at Parc y Scarlets on Friday past.

Best will again captain the side and will pack down in the front row beside Marty Moore and Eric O’Sullivan.

Iain Henderson and Kieran Treadwell are paired together in the second row, while Sean Reidy, Jordi Murphy and Marcell Coetzee combine in the back row. Billy Burns partners John Cooney at half-back, with Stuart McCloskey and Will Addison retained in midfield.

Jacob Stockdale, who was named as BBC NI Sports Personality of the Year earlier this week, is selected in the back three alongside the experienced Louis Ludik and Henry Speight.

Kyle McCall, who was recalled to the squad last week after a six-month spell on the sidelines through injury, could make his 50th Ulster appearance if called upon from the bench.

Ulster: L Ludik, H Speight, W Addison, S McCloskey, J Stockdale; B Burns, J Cooney, E O’Sullivan, R Best (captain), M Moore, I Henderson, K Treadwell, S Reidy, J Murphy, M Coetzee.
Replacements: R Herring, K McCall, T O’Toole, M Rea, N Timoney, D Shanahan, J McPhillips, D Cave.

Ulster v Scarlets
Heineken Champions Cup
Friday December 14th
Kingspan Stadium
Kick Off: 7.45pm.