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Look who's back! Iain Henderson set for his first Ulster start in four months

Les Kiss’s side face a Pro12 trip to Glasgow tomorrow evening.

Henderson hasn't played since injuring his hamstring against Edinburgh in early December.
Henderson hasn't played since injuring his hamstring against Edinburgh in early December.
Image: Presseye/Darren Kidd/INPHO

IAIN HENDERSON WILL make his first Ulster start in almost four months in Friday night’s trip to Glasgow Warriors (7.35pm).

Henderson missed the entirety of Ireland’s Six Nations campaign with a hamstring injury but returns as one of four changes for the Pro12 clash in Scotstoun.

Stuart McCloskey, Callum Black and Alan O’Connor also return to the side which beat Zebre three weeks ago.

Paddy Jackson will win his 100th cap for the province when he again partners Ruan Pienaar in the half-backs.

Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend can call on 18 players from Scotland’s Six Nations squad, including Player of the Championship nominee Stuart Hogg who starts at full-back.

Glasgow Warriors

15. Stuart Hogg
14. Tommy Seymour
13. Mark Bennett
12. Alex Dunbar
11. Sean Lamont
10. Finn Russell
9. Henry Pyrgos

1. Gordon Reid
2. Fraser Brown
3. Sila Puafisi
4. Jonny Gray (Captain)
5. Leone Nakarawa
6. Rob Harley
7. Chris Fusaro
8. Josh Strauss


16. James Malcolm
17. Jerry Yanuyanutawa
18. Zander Fagerson
19. Tim Swinson
20. Ryan Wilson
21. Grayson Hart
22. Duncan Weir
23. Taqele Naiyaravoro


15. Stuart Olding
14. Craig Gilroy
13. Luke Marshall
12. Stuart McCloskey
11. Rory Scholes
10. Paddy Jackson
9. Ruan Pienaar

1. Callum Black
2. Rob Herring (capt)
3. Ricky Lutton
4. Alan O’Connor
5. Franco van der Merwe
6. Iain Henderson
7. Chris Henry
8. Nick Williams


16. John Andrew
17. Kyle McCall
18. Andy Warwick
19. Robbie Diack
20. Sean Reidy
21. Paul Marshall
22. Sam Windsor
23. Darren Cave

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