Lions Return As Scarlets & Ulster Name Teams For PRO14 Heavyweight Clash

This is gonna be a cracker.

Scarlets and Ulster have named their teams for tomorrow night’s much anticipated PRO14 heavyweight clash at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.

Captain Ken Owens returns to lead Scarlets as he prepares for his first appearance in a regional jersey since the emphatic victory over regional rivals Ospreys at the Parc in May. Leigh Halfpenny comes into the starting line-up, while Jonathan Davies has been named on the bench.

Scarlets team to take on Ulster

15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Johnny Mcnicholl, 13 Hadleigh Parkes, 12 Scott Williams, 11 Steff Evans, 10 Rhys Patchell, 9 Gareth Davies, 1 Rob Evans, 2 Ken Owens ©, 3 Samson Lee, 4 Jake Ball, 5 Tadhg Beirne, 6 Aaron Shingler, 7 Will Boyde, 8 John Barclay

Replacements: Ryan Elias, Wyn Jones, Werner Kruger, David Bulbring, Josh Macleod, Jonathan Evans, Rhys Jones, Jonathan Davies

Meanwhile Chris Henry returns to the Ulster starting XV and will captain the side for the fixture, which will be played five years to the day since former Ulster player Nevin Spence passed away, along with his father Noel and brother Graham.

Luke Marshall, Kyle McCall and Alan O’Connor also come in to start against the reigning PRO12 champions.

Ulster Rugby team to play Scarlets, Friday 15th September, Kingspan Stadium (7.35pm):

(1-8): Kyle McCall, Rob Herring, Wiehahn Herbst, Kieran Treadwell, Alan O’Connor, Chris Henry (captain), Sean Reidy, Jean Deysel;
(9-15): John Cooney, Christian Lealiifano, Jacob Stockdale, Stuart McCloskey, Luke Marshall, Andrew Trimble, Louis Ludik.

Replacements (16-23): John Andrew, Andrew Warwick, Rodney Ah You, Robbie Diack, Matthew Rea, Paul Marshall, Peter Nelson, Tommy Bowe.

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