Ulster Team Named For Crucial Champions Cup Clash With Wasps

All or nothing.

The Ulster team has been named for Sunday’s vital Round 6 Champions Cup clash versus Wasps. There are just three personnel changes and two positional switches to the starting XV that registered an impressive 20-13 win versus La Rochelle last weekend.

There are just three personnel changes and two positional switches to the starting XV that registered an impressive 20-13 win versus La Rochelle last weekend.

Darren Cave, Kieran Treadwell and Kyle McCall are the three new faces included by the Ulster coaching team. With Craig Gilroy ruled out after fracturing his cheekbone against the French, Cave is selected at outside centre, with Louis Ludik moving to occupy the right wing berth.

Christian Lealiifano has been named at flyhalf for what will be his final game before returning to play Super Rugby for the Brumbies. John Cooney, Stuart McCloskey, Jacob Stockdale and Charles Piutau will complete the backline.

Treadwell’s inclusion at lock alongside Alan O’Connor results in Iain Henderson moving to the back row next to Sean Reidy and Nick Timoney. Rory Best will be flanked by McCall and Rodney Ah You in the front row.

Ulster team to play Wasps:

C Piutau; L Ludik, D Cave, S McCloskey, J Stockdale; C Lealiifano, J Cooney, K McCall, R Best (captain), R Ah You, A O’Connor, K Treadwell, I Henderson, S Reidy, N Timoney

Replacements: R Herring, A Warwick, W Herbst, M Rea, C Henry, D Shanahan, J McPhillips, R Lyttle.