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Ireland players named in Ulster side to face Munster

The province are currently in fifth place in the Pro12 table.

Paddy Jackson is set to feature for Ulster against Munster.
Paddy Jackson is set to feature for Ulster against Munster.
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PADDY JACKSON AND Darren Cave have been named in the Ulster team to face Munster at Thomond Park on Friday.

Meanwhile, fellow Ireland Rugby World Cup squad member, Chris Henry, has been named on the bench for the province.

There are two other changes for Ulster, who are looking to extend their unbeaten run at Kingspan Stadium to 14 Pro12 games.

Peter Nelson returns to the team at full-back following last week’s win over Cardiff Blues, while Andy Warwick comes in for Callum Black at loosehead prop.

Ulster are currently in fifth place in the Pro12 table and trail third place Munster by two points.

Anthony Foley’s side’s unbeaten run in the competition came to an end following the last-gasp 25-22 loss to Scarlets last week.

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Ulster XV

15. Peter Nelson
14. Craig Gilroy
13. Darren Cave
12. Stuart McCloskey
11. Andrew Trimble
10.Paddy Jackson
9. Paul Marshall

1. Andrew Warwick
2. Rob Herring (captain)
3. Wiehahn Herbst
4. Lewis Stevenson
5. Franco van der Merwe
6. Roger Wilson
7. Sean Reidy
8. Nick Williams

Replacements:
16. John Andrew
17. Callum Black
18. Ricky Lutton
19. Dan Tuohy
20. Chris Henry
21. Paul Rowley
22. Ian Humphreys
23. Sammy Arnold

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