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PRO12 teams: Ulster v Ospreys

Updated: Thursday, 06 Feb 2014 19:00 | Comments

Darren Cave will start at Ravenhill
Darren Cave will start at Ravenhill

Darren Cave will start at inside-centre for Ulster in the RaboDirect PRO12 match against Ospreys at Ravenhill tomorrow night, kick off 7:35pm. 

Cave, who played at No. 12 for the Irish Wolfhounds in the victory over England Saxons at Kingsholm last week, will be partnered in midfield by Jared Payne who switches from full-back to outside-centre.

In the back three, Ricky Andrew starts at full-back, Craig Gilroy, who also represented the Wolfhounds, is selected on the left wing and Michael Allen returns to the starting XV on the right. 

With Paddy Jackson on international duty, James McKinney is named at out-half where he will start alongside Ruan Pienaar.

In the pack, Tom Court joins Rob Herring, and John Afoa in the front row, Johann Muller partners Lewis Stevenson in the second row and Robbie Diack, Sean Doyle and Roger Wilson form the back row.

Iain Henderson and Luke Marshall have been released by Ireland and are named on the bench. Ireland under20s fullback, Rory Scholes, is also named as a substitute and is in line to make his PRO12 debut if called upon.

Ulster: R Andrew, C Gilroy, J Payne, D Cave, M Allen, J McKinney, R Pienaar; T Court, R Herring, J Afoa, J Muller (c), L Stevenson, R Diack, S Doyle, R Wilson;

Replacements: N Annett, C Black, R Lutton, I Henderson, N Williams, P Marshall, L Marshall, R Scholes.

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