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Tommy Bowe on the wing for Ulster as Jackson takes over at 10

The northern province have made five changes to the team that beat Zebre last time out.

Tommy Bowe will look to add a physical threat out wide.
Tommy Bowe will look to add a physical threat out wide.
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ULSTER HAVE CALLED on out-half Paddy Jackson and wing Tommy Bowe for tomorrow night’s trip to take on the Cardiff Blues in the Guinness Pro12 [KO 19.35], with both Ireland internationals making their first appearances of the season.

In total, the northern province have made five changes to the side that beat Zebre 33-13 last weekend, as the exciting Stuart Olding returns to partner Darren Cave in midfield.

Louis Ludik comes in at fullback, while South African compatriots Franco van der Merwe and Wiehahn Herbst are included up front.

Andrew Trimble retains his place out wide after a wonderful performance against Zebre, making up a threatening back three with Bowe and Ludik. Paul Marshall continues at scrum-half inside Jackson.

The back row of Nick Williams, Chris Henry and Robbie Diack is unchanged, while Dan Tuohy remains in the second row. Rory Best stays in the team as captain, with Andrew Warwick completing the front row.

Ireland internationals Rob Herring, Craig Gilroy and Roger Wilson feature on the bench, which is completed by Callum Black, Bronson Ross, Neil McComb, Michael Heaney and Ian Humphreys.

Ulster: Louis Ludik; Andrew Trimble, Darren Cave, Stuart Olding, Tommy Bowe; Paddy Jackson, Paul Marshall; Andrew Warwick, Rory Best (capt.), Wiehahn Herbst; Dan Tuohy, Franco van der Merwe; Robbie Diack, Chris Henry, Nick Williams.

Replacements: Rob Herring, Callum Black, Bronson Ross, Neil McComb, Roger Wilson, Michael Heaney, Ian Humphreys, Craig Gilroy.

Cardiff Blues: Rhys Patchell; Alex Cuthbert, Adam Thomas, Gavin Evans, Richard Smith; Gareth Davies, Lewis Jones; Sam Hobbs, Matthew Rees (capt.), Adam Jones; Jarrad Hoeata, Filo Paulo; Josh Turnbull, Josh Navidi, Manoa Vosawai.

Replacements: Rhys Williams, Taufa’ao Filise, Scott Andrews, Macauley Cook, Ellis Jenkins, Lloyd Williams, Cory Allen, Geraint Walsh.

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