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Irish duo return for Ulster's trip to Oyonnax as Les Kiss makes his presence felt with selection

Andrew Trimble and Craig Gilroy are both included for the team’s Champions Cup test.

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THERE ARE CHANGES galore in the Ulster side to face French outfit Oyonnax in the European Champions Cup on Saturday.

In total, Les Kiss, the team’s Director of Rugby, has made seven alterations with Irish pair Andrew Trimble and Craig Gilroy back in the side and slotting in on both flanks.

Elsewhere, Peter Nelson is at full-back while Ruan Pienaar and Paddy Jackson debut their half-back partnership.

Luke Marshall and Darren Cave have been named at midfield.

In the forwards, skipper Rory Best starts at hooker in place of Rob Herring and Ricky Lutton is selected at tighthead.

Kyle McCall impressed against the Dragons last week and is retained at loosehead.

Ulster (v Oyonnax)

15. Peter Nelson
14. Andrew Trimble
13. Darren Cave
12. Luke Marshall
11. Craig Gilroy
10. Paddy Jackson
9. Ruan Pienaar

1. Kyle McCall
2. Rory Best (C)
3. Ricky Lutton
4. Dan Tuohy
5. Franco van der Merwe
6. Robbie Diack
7. Chris Henry
8. Nick Williams

Replacements:

16. Callum Black
17. Rob Herring
18. Wiehahn Herbst
19. Lewis Stevenson
20. Sean Reidy
21. Dave Shanahan
22. Ian Humphreys
23. Louis Ludik.

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