Ulster Coach Brian McLaughlin has named a 29 man squad ahead of the selection of his starting XV and replacements to face Biarritz later this week.
Ulster, aiming to reach the quarter-final stage of the Heineken Cup competition for the first time in eleven years, take on the French side this Saturday afternoon at Ravenhill (15th January) with a 3.30pm kick off in Round 5 of competition.
The Ulster starting XV and replacements will be named on Friday before 12 noon.
ULSTER SQUAD FORWARDS
Tom Court, Declan Fitzpatrick, Jerry Cronin, Bryan Young, BJ Botha, Rory Best, Nigel Brady, Andi Kyriacou, Tim Barker, Neil McComb, Dan Tuohy, Johann Muller, TJ Anderson, Chris Henry, Willie Faloon, Pedrie Wannenburg, Stephen Ferris
ULSTER SQUAD BACKS
Adam D’Arcy, David McIlwaine, Jamie Smith, Mark McCrea, Andrew Trimble, Simon Danielli, Paddy Wallace, Nevin Spence, Ian Whitten, Ian Humphreys, Paul Marshall, Ruan Pienaar
Tickets for the match are still available although come Saturday, Ulster Rugby are expecting a capacity crowd, and as such advise supporters coming to the game (gates open 2pm) to avoid parking in the immediate vicinity of the Ravenhill Grounds where restrictions may be in place, and instead make use of the Park ‘n’ Ride facilities at Pirrie Park and along Montgomery Road.
For supporters interested in using public transport from the city centre, there is also a Translink Metro service running from Chichester Street to Forestside along the Cregagh Road, which stops at Onslow Parade and from there it is just a short walk to the ground. Journey time is approx 10-12 minutes, for more details visit www.translink.co.uk