The Ulster coaching ticket have named a 26 man squad to travel to Wasps for the final pre-season fixture on Friday night (kick-off 7.30pm at Ricoh Arena).
Summer signings Will Addison and Marty Moore are both named in the starting XV, with Moore coming up against the club with whom he spent two years before making the move to Ulster. Marcell Coetzee also makes his return to playing action following a 12 month injury layoff.
Alan O’Connor will once again captain the side from the second row, with Kieran Treadwell selected to partner him in the engine room. Abbey Insurance Ulster Academy prop Eric O’Sullivan will start the game at loose-head with Moore at tight-head and hooker John Andrew completing the front five.
Coetzee will wear the number 6 jersey, with Sean Reidy at openside and Nick Timoney packing down at number 8.
Behind the pack, Jonny Stewart and Johnny McPhillips make up a youthful half-back partnership. The 19-year-old duo of Angus Kernohan and Stewart Moore, who both made their first Ulster senior appearances last week, are included once more at left wing and outside centre respectively. Stuart McCloskey will join Moore in the Ulster midfield, with full-back Addison and Craig Gilroy making up the back three with Kernohan.
Ulster Rugby team to play Wasps, pre-season friendly at Ricoh Arena, Friday 24th August (7.30pm):
(15-9): Will Addison, Craig Gilroy, Stewart Moore, Stuart McCloskey, Angus Kernohan, Johnny McPhillips, Jonny Stewart;
(1-8): Eric O’Sullivan, John Andrew, Marty Moore, Alan O’Connor (C), Kieran Treadwell, Marcell Coetzee, Sean Reidy, Nick Timoney.
Replacements: Adam McBurney, Andrew Warwick, Tom O’Toole, Alex Thompson, Caleb Montgomery, David Shanahan, Angus Curtis, Darren Cave, Greg Jones, Chris Henry, Jack Owens.
Live updates from the game will be available by following @UlsterRugby on Twitter.
If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Now editorial team. Between 9am and 5pm Monday to Sunday please call 074 9112712. Between 5pm and midnight please call or text 086 792 2103. Or you can email [email protected] at any time.