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Andrew Trimble to become first Ulster player to reach 200 caps for the province

The Ireland winger will reach the landmark in tomorrow’s inter-pro clash.

Trimble starts in an unchanged back-line for the hosts.
Trimble starts in an unchanged back-line for the hosts.
Image: Presseye/Matt Mackey/INPHO

ANDREW TRIMBLE WILL become the first Ulster player to make 200 appearances for the province when he lines out against Munster in tomorrow’s New Year’s Day interprovincial clash.

The Ireland winger will start on the wing for the sold-out Guinness Pro12 fixture at Belfast’s Kingspan Stadium.

Les Kiss’ side are on a four-game winning streak and will hope to inflict more misery on Munster and their head coach Anthony Foley.

Trimble is part of an unchanged back-line from the one which helped the northern province snatch a 10-3 win in Galway last weekend.

Rory Best returns to captain the side, in one of four changes in the pack as Kiss recalls Kyle McCall, Lewis Stevenson and Chris Henry.

The openside flanker has recovered from a shoulder injury to be included alongside last week’s match-winner Nick Williams.

After a difficult start to life at Ravenhill, Kiss has begun to stamp his authority on the side and Ulster now find themselves in fourth in the Pro12 standings, just four points off the summit.

Kick-off on Friday afternoon is at 3pm and the game is live on Sky Sports.

Ulster (v Munster):

15. L Ludik
14. A Trimble
13. L Marshall
12. S McCloskey
11. R Scholes
10. P Jackson
9. R Pienaar

1. K McCall
2. R Best (captain)
3. W Herbst
4. L Stevenson
5. F van der Merwe
6. R Diack
7. C Henry
8. N Williams.


16. R Herring
17. C Black
18. R Lutton
19. A O’Connor
20. R Wilson
21. P Marshall
22. I Humphreys
23. S Arnold.

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