ULSTER UNCHANGED FOR TREVISO CLASH

ULSTER UNCHANGED FOR TREVISO CLASH

Ulster Head Coach, Mark Anscombe, has selected an unchanged team for tomorrow’s Heineken Cup Pool 5 match against Benetton Treviso at Stadio Monigo (kick off 14.35/13.35 UK and Ireland).

The Province beat the same opposition by 48 points to nil at Ravenhill last weekend.

It is the first time in his year and a half in charge of the Province that Anscombe has named the same 23 for two consecutive matches.

The game will be particularly significant for Ulster lock, Dan Tuohy, who makes his 100th appearance for the Province.

Commenting on reaching the milestone, Dan Tuohy said:

”I was aware at the end of last season that I was sitting in the high 80s so I knew I was going to hit it at some point this year. It’s nice and it’s something that I will look back on at the end of my career and be proud of. Having reached 100 appearances for Ulster is definitely special.”

The match will also see Ulster tighthead prop, John Afoa, make his 50th appearance for Ulster and Andrew Trimble will play his 57th game in the Heineken Cup, equalling David Humphreys’ Ulster appearance record in the competition.

The game is live on Sky Sports 2 Interactive (red button) and BBC Radio Ulster medium wave.

Ulster Rugby match bundles, taking in seven games including Ulster’s next home Heineken Cup fixture, against Montpellier, remain on sale and are available via Ticketmaster and the Ulster Rugby Ticket Office at Ravenhill.

Ulster XV and replacements to face Benetton Treviso, Heineken Cup, Stadio Monigo, Saturday 14th December (kick off 14:35); J Payne, A Trimble, D Cave, L Marshall, C Gilroy, P Jackson, R Pienaar; (1-8): T Court, R Herring, J Afoa, J Muller (Captain), D Tuohy, R Diack, S Doyle, R Wilson; Replacements (16-23): N Annett, C Black, D Fitzpatrick, N McComb, M McComish, P Marshall, M Allen, D McIlwaine.