Simon Zebo Set For Ireland Return As Ulster Prepare For Biggest Game Of The Season

The return.

Simon Zebo is set to play his first game in Ireland this weekend since departing over the summer after being named in Racing 92’s starting line-up for their trip to Belfast to take on Ulster.

The Ireland international will start on the right win in a formidable Racing 92 side that includes the likes of Finn Russell, Juan Imhoff, Leone Nakarawa and Maxime Machenaud.

Ulster meanwhile have also named a strong side with the likes Jacob Stockdale, Jordi Murphy, Will Addison and Johny Cooney in their starting line-up. 21-year-old Academy product Robert Baloucoune will make his European debut after being named on the right wing.

Racing 92 currently lead the way in Pool 4 with Ulster knowing they must win if they are to keep their chances of qualifying alive.

  • 15. Louis Ludik
  • 14. Robert Baloucoune
  • 13. Will Addison
  • 12. Stuart McCloskey
  • 11. Jacob Stockdale
  • 10. Billy Burns
  • 9. John Cooney
  • 1. Eric O’Sullivan
  • 2. Rory Best (c)
  • 3. Marty Moore
  • 4. Alan O’Connor
  • 5. Kieran Treadwell
  • 6. Sean Reidy,
  • 7. Jordi Murphy
  • 8. Marcell Coetzee
Replacements:

  • 16. Rob Herring
  • 17. Andy Warwick
  • 18. Ross Kane
  • 19. Ian Nagle
  • 20. Nick Timoney
  • 21. David Shanahan
  • 22. Michael Lowry
  • 23. Darren Cave
  • 15. Brice Dulin
  • 14. Simon Zebo
  • 13. Virimi Vakatawa
  • 12. Henry Chavancy
  • 11. Juan Imhoff
  • 10. Finn Russell
  • 9. Maxime Machenaud
  • 1. Guram Gogichashvili
  • 2. Dimitri Szarzewski (c)
  • 3. Ben Tameifuna
  • 4. Bernard Le Roux
  • 5. Leone Nakarawa
  • 6. Wenceslas Lauret
  • 7. Baptiste Chouzenoux
  • 8. Antonie Claassen
Replacements:

  • 16. Teddy Baubigny
  • 17. Vasil Kakovin
  • 18. Georges Henri Colombe
  • 19. Boris Palu
  • 20. Fabien Sanconnie
  • 21. Teddy Iribaren
  • 22. Olivier Klemenczak
  • 23. Ben Volavola