Ulster v Treviso - RaboDirect PRO12 match preview
Last Updated: 01/03/13 6:59pm
Ulster have made seven changes to their line-up for the visit of Treviso on Friday.
The pack will be boosted by the inclusions of Rob Herring, Declan Fitzpatrick, Lewis Stevenson and Mike McComish, while Paddy Jackson and Darren Cave come into the backs.
Nigel Brady, Callum Black, Neil McComb and Ali Birch drop to the bench alongside Ricky Lutton, Paul Marshall, Niall O'Connor and Chris Cochrane.
There is a further three positional changes, with John Afoa moving to loosehead, Andrew Trimble returning to the wing and Michael Allen wearing the No 11 shirt.
Treviso coach Franco Smith has named Andrea Pratichetti in his back division for the trip to Ravenhill.
Pratichetti replaces Luca Morisi in the centres, while up front Treviso welcome back
The Azzurri contingent will return for Treviso up front, with Robert Barbieri and Franco Sbaraglini both starting.
Ulster: 15 Ricky Andrew, 14 Andrew Trimble, 13 Darren Cave, 12 Stuart Olding, 11 Michael Allen, 10 Paddy Jackson, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Robbie Diack, 7 Mike McComish, 6 Iain Henderson, 5 Dan Tuohy, 4 Lewis Stevenson, 3 Declan Fitzpatrick, 2 Rob Herring, 1 John Afoa.
Replacements: 16 Neil Brady, 17 Calum Black, 18 Ricky Lutton, 19 Neil McComb, 20 Ali Birch, 21 Paul Marshall, 22 Niall O'Connor, 23 Chris Cochrane.
Treviso: 15 Brendan Williams, 14 Ludovico Nitoglia, 13 Andrea Pratichetti, 12 Gideon La Grange, 11 Giulio Toniolatti, 10 Alberto Di Bernardo, 9 Fabio Semenzato, 8 Christian Loamanu, 7 Filippo Giusti, 6 Dean Budd, 5 Corniel Van Zyl (c), 4 Valerio Bernabò, 3 Jacobus Roux, 2 Giovanni Maistri, 1 Michele Rizzo.
Replacements: 16 Franco Sbaraglini, 17 Matteo Muccignat, 18 Pedro Di Santo, 19 Marco Fuser, 20 Marco Filippucci, 21 James Ambrosini, 22 Luca Morisi, 23 Tommaso Iannone.
What they said...
Ulster head coach Mark Anscombe
"It is good to give the guys who are on the periphery of the international team some game time.
"We welcome them back and with the experience that they bring, they will only strengthen our side."