Ulster team to play Saracens in the Heineken Cup – Kick Off 6:30pm Saturday

The Ulster Rugby team to play Saracens in the Heineken Cup quarter-final at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday kick-off 18:30 has been named.

Ruan Pienaar has recovered from injury and has been named in starting team the World-Cup winner starts at scrumhalf with Ireland international, Paddy Jackson, selected at outhalf.

British and Irish Lion, Tommy Bowe, one of eleven players in the squad to have made more than 100 appearances for the Province, is named on the left wing, with Andrew Trimble, who is one of four starters to have made more than 150 appearances for Ulster, selected on the right.

International centres, Luke Marshall and Darren Cave, continue their partnership in midfield with Jared Payne, who qualifies to play for Ireland later this year, starting at fullback.

Lion, Tom Court, starts the game at loosehead, alongside two-time RBS 6 Nations winner Rory Best and World Cup winning All Black tighthead, John Afoa.

Johann Muller, who won the World Cup with South Africa, captains Ulster from the second-row, where he is joined by international lock Dan Tuohy.

Ireland internationals Roger Wilson and Chris Henry are named in the backrow alongside the 2013 RaboDirect Players’ Player of the Year, Nick Williams.

There are four Ireland internationals on the bench with Stephen Ferris, Iain Henderson, Craig Gilroy and Paul Marshall, joined by Rob Herring Ricky Lutton, Robbie Diack and Andrew Warwick.

The game is live on Sky Sports 2, Canal +, BBC Radio Ulster and Newstalk, with live updates on BBC 5 Live and RTE Radio.

Ulster XV and replacements to face Saracens, Heineken Cup Quarter-Final, Ravenhill, Saturday 5th April (kick off 18:30) (15-9): J Payne, A Trimble, D Cave, L Marshall, T Bowe, P Jackson, R Pienaar; (1-8): T Court, R Best, J Afoa, J Muller (Captain), D Tuohy, R Wilson, C Henry, N Williams; Replacements (16-23): R Herring, A Warwick, R Lutton, I Henderson, S Ferris, R Diack, P Marshall, C Gilroy.


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