Heineken Match Night 3 and Stand Up 27

SU27 Cover@ URSC InfoPoint

Members can collect their personal copy of Stand Up edition 27 before the match.  If you are unable to do so then we will post your copy out early next week.

Membership – we have 975 signed up so far.  If you joined within the past few weeks you should be able to  collect your pack before the match.

Sign up tonight for another season with the URSC – membership forms will be available before and after the match.

@ the Bus Stop

We have booked two big Yella Buses for the Leinster Game on Saturday 28th December, KO 18:45.

Full details at the InfoPoint tonight and on the web later.  Members £20 return, Others £25 return.  All Juniors £10.  Match tickets will be available from UR Ticket Office in due course.  Home before midnight.


@ Fortress Ravenhill

Johann Muller, Jared Payne and Ruan Pienaar have been named in the Ulster starting XV  Muller and Payne return having recovered from injury, while Pienaar is included after being rested for the match against Zebre in Italy last week.  The only other change to the team that started last weekend sees Sean Doyle preferred at openside, with Mike McComish moving to the bench.

Payne starts at fullback alongside Andrew Trimble and Craig Gilroy in the back three.  Darren Cave and Luke Marshall continue in midfield with Pienaar partnering Paddy Jackson in the halfbacks.

The game will be particulatrly significant for Paddy Jackson as it is his 50th match for Ulster.

The front row is unchanged from the Zebre game with Tom Court starting at loosehead, Rob Herring continuing at hooker and John Afoa selected at tighthead.  Captain, Johann Muller, returns in the second row alongside Dan Tuohy, with Sean Doyle, Roger Wilson and Robbie Diack making up the backrow.

Ulster XV

J Payne, A Trimble, D Cave. L Marshall, C Gilroy, P Jackson, R Pienaar;  T Court, R Herring, J Afoa, J Muller (Captain), D Tuohy, R Diack, S Doyle, R Wilson


N Annett, C Black, D Fitzpatrick, N McComb, M McComish, P Marshall, M Allen, D McIlwaine.