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Ulster welcome back Irish pair as they seek to banish Blues

Paddy Jackson and Darren Cave have made the 23-man squad.

Darren Cave and Paddy Jackson return to the Ulster squad.
Darren Cave and Paddy Jackson return to the Ulster squad.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

ULSTER HEAD COACH Neil Doak has made just two changes to his starting XV as they get set to take on Cardiff Blues at Kingspan Stadium on Friday evening.

The Irish pair of Paddy Jackson and Darren Cave have returned from Rugby World Cup duty and take their spot among the replacements.

After coming back from injury last week, out-half Ian Humphreys will start his first competitive match of the season while the back three of Craig Gilroy, Andrew Trimble and Louis Ludik are retained.

Lewis Stevenson is the only change up front, taking the place of Dan Tuohy, who suffered a concussion in the defeat to Edinburgh.

Ulster XV

15. Louis Ludik
14. Andrew Trimble
13. Sammy Arnold
12. Stuart McCloskey
11. Craig Gilroy
10. Ian Humphreys
9. Paul Marshall

1. Callum Black
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. Andrew Warwick
18. Ricky Lutton
19. Peter Browne
20. Willie Faloon
21. David Shanahan
22. Paddy Jackson
23. Darren Cave

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