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Just the 12 changes as Ulster name strong side for Zebre trip

Andrew Trimble set to equal Roger Wilson’s appearances record.

Trimble: Saturday's game will be his 221st for Ulster.
Trimble: Saturday's game will be his 221st for Ulster.
Image: Presseye/Kelvin Boyes/INPHO

ULSTER HAVE NAMED a strong side featuring no fewer than 10 internationals as they bid to extend their perfect start to the new Pro14 season against Zebre (Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Saturday, 2.35pm).

Director of Rugby Les Kiss makes 12 changes to the side which ran in eight tries against the Dragons last week, with Charles Piutau, Darren Cave and Rodney Ah You the only players to retain their starting spot.

Andrew Trimble, who will equal Roger Wilson’s record of 221 appearances for the province, is named as team captain, while hooker John Andrew makes his first start of the season.

Ulster (v Zebre)

15. Charles Piutau
14. Andrew Trimble (capt)
13. Darren Cave
12. Luke Marshall
11. Louis Ludik
10. Christian Lealiifano
9. John Cooney

1. Callum Black
2. John Andrew
3. Rodney Ah You
4. Pete Browne
5. Iain Henderson
6. Matty Rea
7. Sean Reidy
8. Jean Deysel

Replacements:

16. Adam McBurney
17. Andrew Warwick
18. Wiehahn Herbst
19. Kieran Treadwell
20. Nick Timoney
21. Dave Shanahan
22. Pete Nelson
23. Rob Lyttle

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