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Luke Marshall returns to Ulster midfield for Pro12 visit of Zebre

Les Kiss’s side host the struggling Italians on Friday evening.

Marshall: teams up with Louis Ludik in midfield.
Marshall: teams up with Louis Ludik in midfield.
Image: Craig Watson/INPHO

LUKE MARSHALL WILL not be part of Ireland’s plans for the final November Test against Australia.

Instead, the centre will start for Ulster when they host Zebre in the Pro12 on Friday evening (kick-off 7.35pm).

Marshall will be joined in midfield by Louis Ludik who returns from injury, while Chris Henry makes his first start of the season following a shoulder problem.

Les Kiss has also named a strong bench for the visit of the Italians with Dan Tuohy, Robbie Diack and Craig Gilroy all named among the replacements.

Ulster:

15.Charles Piutau
14. Tommy Bowe
13. Louis Ludik
12. Luke Marshall
11. Jacob Stockdale
10. Brett Herron
9. Ruan Pienaar

1. Kyle McCall
2. Rob Herring (captain)
3. Wiehahn Herbst
4. Pete Browne
5. Franco van der Merwe
6. Callum Ross
7. Chris Henry
8. Sean Reidy

Replacements:

16. John Andrew
17. Callum Black
18. Andy Warwick
19. Dan Tuohy
20. Robbie Diack
21. Paul Marshall
22. Craig Gilroy
23. Rob Lyttle

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