Dan Tuohy has returned to training and is available for Ulster’s RaboDirect PRO12 game against Scarlets at Ravenhill on Friday.

Second row Tuohy has responded well to treatment on the torn calf muscle suffered against Northampton three weeks ago and has been named in an extended squad.

Rory Best, Andrew Trimble, Iain Henderson and Ruan Pienaar are all available after missing Saturday’s defeat to Munster at Thomond Park.

Ulster extended squad v Scarlets, RaboDirect PRO12, Friday at 7.05pm:

Forwards (15)
Rob Herring, Rory Best, Niall Annett, Callum Black, Tom Court, John Afoa, Adam Macklin, Lewis Stevenson, Neil McComb, Dan Tuohy, IainHenderson, Robbie Diack, Chris Henry, Nick Williams, Roger Wilson.

Backs (11)
Paul Marshall, Michael Heaney, Ruan Pienaar, Paddy Jackson, Luke Marshall, Paddy Wallace, Darren Cave, Craig Gilroy, Andrew Trimble, Jared Payne, Adam D’Arcy.