Kieran Treadwell (Image: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan)
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Ulster host Glasgow Warriors as they begin their United Rugby Championship this weekend.
Ethan McIlroy has been named at full-back for Ulster, and starts with Jacob Stockdale and Robert Baloucoune on the left and right wings.
James Hume and Stuart McCloskey will make up the centre pairing, and John Cooney and Billy Burns are the starting half-backs.
Brad Roberts will make his first competitive start at hooker, with Andrew Warwick and Marty Moore packing down either side of him in the front row.
Sam Carter will captain Ulster and is partnered in the second row with Alan O’Connor.
In the back row, Greg Jones is named at blindside flanker, with Sean Reidy at openside and Nick Timoney at Number Eight.
Rob Herring, Eric O’Sullivan, Tom O’Toole, Mick Kearney and Matty Rea are named as the forward replacements, and Nathan Doak, Mike Lowry and Will Addison will provide the back line cover.
Here's what you need to know:
Where and when is it?
The game takes place at the Kingspan Stadium on Friday, September 24.
What time is kick-off?
The action is scheduled to start at 7.35pm.
A general view of Kingspan Stadium
(Image: ©INPHO/Bryan Keane)
What channel is it on?
Premier Sports 1 will show the match live, with their coverage starting at 6.30pm.
You can also follow updates with The Irish Mirror's live blog.
(15-9) Ethan McIlroy, Robert Baloucoune, James Hume, Stuart McCloskey, Jacob Stockdale, Billy Burns, John Cooney;
(1-8) Andrew Warwick, Brad Roberts, Marty Moore, Alan O’Connor, Sam Carter (Capt.), Greg Jones, Sean Reidy, Nick Timoney.
Replacements: Rob Herring, Eric O’Sullivan, Tom O’Toole, Mick Kearney, Matty Rea, Nathan Doak, Mike Lowry, Will Addison.
Sam Carter of Ulster
(Image: ©INPHO/Frikkie Kapp)
Glasgow Warriors team
C Forbes; K Steyn, S Tuipulotu, S Johnson, R McLean; D Weir, G Horne; B Thyer, J Matthews, S Berghan, R Gray, R Wilson©, R Darge, J Demspey.
Substitutes: F Brown, J Bhatti, M McCallum, L Bean, R Harley, J Dobie, R Thompson, O Smith.
Glasgow Warriors head coach Danny Wilson: “We are pleased with how our pre-season preparations have gone.
“Our games against Newcastle and Worcester gave us the opportunity to look at a number of combinations and players.
“We reward performance and Johnny Matthews and Brad Thyer have earned the chance to start this weekend.
“It’s great to also welcome back the experience of Fraser Brown, Kyle Steyn and Jamie Bhatti into the squad, who all return from injury.
“Ulster are a physical side and we expect a big battle up front and in and around the breakdown.”
Ulster win: 1/9
Glasgow win: 11/2
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