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Ulster make two changes while England quartet drop out for Harlequins

The northern province will be aiming to make it back-to-back wins over Quins in the Champions Cup.

Chris Henry Chris Henry pictured during today's captain's run. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

ULSTER AND HARLEQUINS have announced their line-ups for tomorrow night’s Pool 1 clash at Kingspan Stadium [KO 7.45pm, BT Sport 2] in the European Champions Cup.

Both sides show changes from last weekend’s game at the Twickenham Stoop, where Ulster ground out a vital 17-5 victory in heavy snow in West London.

In one of two adjustments to the Ulster starting selection, Chris Henry replaces Sean Reidy in the back row. The other sees Louis Ludik come in at midfield for Tommy Bowe, while Andrew Trimble returns to be included among the replacements.

Ulster:

15. Charles Piutau
14. Craig Gilroy
13. Louis Ludik
12. Stuart McCloskey
11. Jacob Stockdale
10. Christian Lealiifano
9. John Cooney

1. Callum Black
2. Rob Herring
3. Wiehahn Herbst
4. Alan O’Connor
5. Kieran Treadwell
6. Iain Henderson (captain)
7. Chris Henry
8. Nick Timoney

Replacements:

16. John Andrew
17. Andrew Warwick
18. Ross Kane
19. Mattie Rea
20. Sean Reidy
21. Paul Marshall
22. Peter Nelson
23. Andrew Trimble

Harlequins, whose quarter-final hopes effectively ended following their third consecutive defeat in the tournament on Sunday, have made six changes.

Among them are the absences of four England internationals. Chris Robshaw and Danny Care are left out due to concussions, Joe Marler picked up a knock last weekend and Mike Brown has been held back as a replacement.

Harlequins:

15. Ross Chisholm
14. Charlie Walker
13. Winston Stanley
12. Jamie Roberts
11. Alofa Alofa
10. Marcus Smith
9. Ian Prior

1. Lewis Boyce
2. Elia Elia
3. Kyle Sinckler
4. George Merrick
5. Charlie Matthews
6. Archie White
7. Dave Ward (captain)
8. Renaldo Bothma

Replacements:

16. Charlie Piper
17. Mark Lambert
18. Phil Swainston
19. Mat Luamanu
20. Dino Lamb
21. James Lang
22. Tim Visser
23. Mike Brown

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