Both Ulster and Munster have released their matchday 23 for their inter-pro clash on Friday night in Belfast.
Starting with Munster:
Diarmuid Barron captains Munster for the very first time. He starts in the front row alongside Jeremy Loughman and John Ryan. Munster's engine room consists of Edwin Edogbo and Fineen Wycherley. The front pack is completed by a back row of Alex Kendellen, John Hodnett, and Gavin Coombes.
In the backs, Shane Daly starts at full-back position, while Calvin Nash and Seán O’Brien swap wings. Craig Casey and Jack Crowley form the half-back partnership. Alex Nankivell switches to inside centre, partnering with Antoine Frisch in the midfield.
Munster team to face Ulster
Fullback: 15. Shane Daly;
Winger: 14. Calvin Nash
Centres: 13. Antoine Frisch, 12 Alex Nankivel
Winger 11: Seán O’Brien
Outhalf: 1o Jack Crowley, Scrumhalf: Craig Casey
Front row: 1. Jeremy Loughman, 2. Diarmuid Barron (C), 3. John Ryan;
Second row: 4. Edwin Edogbo, 5. Fineen Wycherley
Back row 6. Alex Kendellen, 7. John Hodnett, 8. Gavin Coombes.
Replacements: Scott Buckley, Josh Wycherley, Stephen Archer, Tom Ahern, Brian Gleeson, Paddy Patterson, Rory Scannell, Ben O’Connor.
📢 TEAM NEWS | Here is your Munster side to face Ulster tomorrow night in Belfast 🙌
Fineen Wycherley starts on his 100th appearance & Diarmuid Barron captains Munster for the 1st time 💪
Click the pic for full details.#ULSvMUN #URC #SUAF 🔴
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) November 9, 2023
Ulster coach Dan McFarland has named his side for the visit of the reigning URC champions.
Tom Stewart captains the team at hooker, flanked by Eric O'Sullivan and Greg McGrath in the front row. In the second row, Cormac Izuchukwu and Kieran Treadwell will start at lock, while the back row features David McCann, Marcus Rea, and Nick Timoney.
The half-back partnership for the province consists of Nathan Doak and Billy Burns. In the midfield, Stuart McCloskey and Stewart Moore will start, with Jacob Stockdale and Rob Baloucoune on the wings and Ethan McIlroy at fullback.
Ireland internationals Rob Herring and club captain Iain Henderson will start on the bench for the match.
Ulster v Munster, BKT United Rugby Championship Round 4, Friday November 10, 7.35pm (Live on BBC NI, RTE, Viaplay and URC.tv
Ulster team to face Munster
Fullback: 15. Ethan McIlroy
Winger: 14. Rob Baloucoune,
Centres: 13. Stewart Moore, 12. Stuart McCloskey
Winger 11: Jacob Stockdale
Outhalf: 1o Billy Burns, Scrumhalf: 9. Nathan Doak;
Front row: 1. Eric O’Sullivan, 2. Tom Stewart (C), 3. Greg McGrath,
Second row: 4. Cormac Izuchukwu, 5. Kieran Treadwell
Back row 6. David McCann, 7. Marcus Rea, 8. Nick Timoney.
Replacements: Rob Herring, Callum Reid, Scott Wilson, Iain Henderson, Dave Ewers, John Cooney, Jake Flannery, Jude Postlethwaite
📣 Team News
Your Ulster side to take on @Munsterrugby tomorrow! 🔥
✨ Tom Stewart captains the side
☘️ The Ireland boys are back
2️⃣ 3️⃣ 0️⃣ Rob Herring in line to break our appearance record
🎟️ | https://t.co/yBwK8q5bei pic.twitter.com/WJenjS7rXQ
— Ulster Rugby (@UlsterRugby) November 9, 2023