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Gilroy gets chance to stake Ireland claim in Ulster's Pro12 clash with Glasgow

Les Kiss makes eight changes for Saturday’s Ravenhill meeting.

Gilroy: strong performance against Glasgow could put him in the mix for France 23.
Gilroy: strong performance against Glasgow could put him in the mix for France 23.
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ROMAN HAT-TRICK HERO Craig Gilroy will have another chance to impress Joe Schmidt in Ulster’s Pro12 meeting with Glasgow Warriors [Ravenhill, Saturday 3pm, Sky Sports].

Gilroy is joined in the starting XV by two more of Schmidt’s fringe internationals — Tommy Bowe, who came off the bench in last week’s win over Edinburgh, and Luke Marshall.

Les Kiss also welcomes back Ruan Pienaar who has recovered from a knee injury and makes his first start of 2017.

There are a further four changes in the pack with Callum Black, Pete Browne, Franco van der Merwe and Sean Reidy all starting.

Ulster

15. Louis Ludik
14. Tommy Bowe
13. Luke Marshall
12. Darren Cave
11. Craig Gilroy
10. Peter Nelson
9. Ruan Pienaar

1. Callum Black
2. John Andrew
3. Ricky Lutton
4. Pete Browne
5. Franco van der Merwe
6. Sean Reidy
7. Chris Henry (captain)
8. Marcell Coetzee

Replacements:

16. Rob Herring
17. Andy Warwick
18. Wiehahn Herbst
19. Kieran Treadwell
20. Robbie Diack
21. Paul Marshall
22. Jacob Stockdale
23. Jack Owens

Glasgow Warriors

15. Brandon Thomson
14. Lee Jones
13. Mark Bennett
12. Nick Grigg
11. Sean Lamont
10. Peter Horne
9. Henry Pyrgos (captain)

1. Alex Allan
2. James Malcolm
3. Sila Puafisi
4. Brian Alainu’uese
5. Scott Cummings
6. Rob Harley
7. Simone Favaro
8. Adam Ashe

Replacements:

16. Corey Flynn
17. Jamie Bhatti
18. D’arcy Rae
19. Tjiuee Uanivi
20. Lewis Wynne
21. Grayson Hart
22. Richie Vernon
23. Rory Hughes

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