Ulster Team Named For Champions Cup Tie With Harlequins
Can Ulster get their campaign back on track?
Iain Henderson, Jacob Stockdale and Rob Herring will start for Ulster in Sunday’s Champions Cup clash versus Harlequins at Twickenham Stoop. Henderson starts in the 6 jersey in London and will captain the side in the absence of Rory Best, who is ruled out because of a foot infection.
Sean Reidy and Nick Timoney will join their skipper in the back row, with Alan O’Connor and Kieran Treadwell retained in the second row. Wiehahn Herbst, who missed the recent games against Benetton and Dragons due to a calf injury, is selected in the front row alongside Herring and Callum Black.
John Cooney and Christian Lealiifano will once again combine in the half-back positions, while Stuart McCloskey and Tommy Bowe are retained in midfield. Stockdale joins Craig Gilroy, who scored a brace of tries last weekend at Rodney Parade, and Charles Piutau in the back three.
Ulster Rugby team to play Harlequins
(1-8): C Black, R Herring, W Herbst, A O’Connor, K Treadwell, I Henderson (captain), S Reidy, N Timoney;
(9-15): J Cooney, C Lealiifano; J Stockdale, S McCloskey, T Bowe, C Gilroy, C Piutau.
Replacements (16-23): J Andrew, A Warwick, R Kane, M Rea, C Henry, P Marshall, P Nelson, L Ludik.