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Heineken Cup: No surprises in Ulster XV

John Afoa and and Chris Henry return to the pack, Paddy Jackson gets the nod to start at number 10.

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ULSTER BOSS BRIAN McLaughlin has sprung no surprises in his starting 15 to meet Leinster in the Heineken Cup final tomorrow.

The coach, in charge of his final game with the province, has recalled John Afoa who was suspended for the semi-final win over Edinburgh at the Aviva Stadium.

The more defensively sound, but inexperienced, Paddy Jackson will continue as out-half meaning Ian Humphreys must be content with a place on the bench before he leaves for London Irish.

Chris Henry is fit enough to line out at openside flanker after recovering from an ankle injury with Willie Faloon making way.

Star scrum half, Ruan Pienaar will hope to dictate matters behind the scrum while Stefan Terblanche will play his last game of professional rugby at fullback.

Ulster: Terblanche, Trimble, Cave, Wallace, Gilroy; Jackson, Pienaar: Court, Best, Afoa; Muller, Tuohy; Ferris, Henry, Wannenburg.

Replacements: Brady, McAllister, Fitzpatrick, Stevenson, Faloon, Marshall, Humphreys, D’Arcy.

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