Home team Away Team

Ulster

  • Trimble, Afoa, Tuohy, Marshall (2), Jackson, Doyle,
    Penalty goals: Jackson,
    Conversions: Jackson (5),
48 - 0

Benetton Treviso

Preview: Ulster v Treviso

Last updated: 6th December 2013  

PADDY JACKSON ULSTER V LEICESTER TIGERS HEINEKEN CUP

Paddy Jackson will play in his 50th game for Ulster

Johann Muller

Johann Muller: Leads Ulster again

Related links

News

Preview

Report

Gallery

Article/Blog

Reaction

Teams

Also see

Johann Muller, Jared Payne and Ruan Pienaar have been named in Ulster's starting XV for Saturday's Heineken Cup tie with Treviso at Ravenhill.

Muller and Payne return having recovered from injury, while Pienaar is included after being rested for the match against Zebre in Italy last week.

The only other change to the team that started last weekend sees Sean Doyle preferred at openside, with Mike McComish moving to the bench.

Payne starts at full-back alongside Andrew Trimble and Craig Gilroy in the back three.

Darren Cave and Luke Marshall continue in midfield with Pienaar partnering Paddy Jackson in the halfbacks.

The game will be particularly significant for Paddy Jackson as it is his 50th match for Ulster.

The front row is unchanged from last weekend clash against Zebre with Tom Court starting at loosehead, Rob Herring continuing at hooker and John Afoa selected at tighthead.

Captain, Muller, returns in the second row alongside Dan Tuohy, with Sean Doyle, Roger Wilson and Robbie Diack making up the backrow.

Ulster are top of Pool Five having beaten Leicester Tigers and Montpellier.

Meanwhile, Treviso boss Franco Smith has made five changes to his side that drew with Cardiff last weekend. Treviso have been boosted by the return of several Azzurri players from international duty.

In the back-line, Luke McLean starts at full-back in place of Brendan Williams while Alberto Sgarbi replaces Christian Loamanu at inside centre and Edoardo Gori takes over from Tobias Botes at scrum-half.

In the forwards, Antonio Pavanello returns to captain the side. takes over at lock from Mark fuser while Robert Barbieri is preferred at number eight where he replaces Manoa Vosawai.

The teams:

Ulster: Ulster: 15 Payne, 14 Trimble, 13 Cave, 12 Marshall, 11 Gilroy, 10 Jackson, 9 Pienaar, 8 Wilson, 7 Doyle, 6 Diack, 5 Tuohy, 4 Muller (captain), 3 Afoa, 2 Herring, 1 Court.

Replacements: 16 Annett, 17 Black, 18 Fitzpatrick, 19 McComb, 20 McComish, 21 Marshall, 22 Allen, 23 McIlwaine.

Treviso: 15 McLean, 14 Nitoglia, 13 Campagnaro, 12 Sgarbi, 11 Esposito, 10 Berquist, 9 Gori,8 Barbieri, 7 Budd, 6 Zanni, 5 van Zyl, 4 Pavanello (capt), 3 Cittadini, 2 Ghiraldini, 1 de Marchi.

Replacements:16 Sbaraglini, 17 Rizzo, 18 Fernandez Rouyet, 19 Derbyshire, 20 Filippucci, 21 Loamanu, 22 Botes, 23 Ambrosini

SkyBet
Click here for more betting
Forthcoming European Rugby Champions Cup Fixtures
TimeFixture
European Rugby Champions Cup
Friday 5th December
European Rugby Champions Cup
19:45Montpellier vs Bath
Saturday 6th December
13:00Sale vs Saracens
17:30Munster vs Clermont Auvergne
19:45Ulster vs Scarlets
13:00Benetton Treviso vs Northampton
15:15Ospreys vs Racing Metro 92
Sunday 7th December
13:00Castres vs Wasps
15:15Harlequins vs Leinster
17:30Leicester vs Toulon
15:15Toulouse vs Glasgow
Friday 12th December
19:45Bath vs Montpellier
Saturday 13th December
17:15Saracens vs Sale
19:45Leinster vs Harlequins
15:15Toulon vs Leicester
13:00Glasgow vs Toulouse
15:15Northampton vs Benetton Treviso
17:15Racing Metro 92 vs Ospreys
Sunday 14th December
15:15Clermont Auvergne vs Munster
13:00Wasps vs Castres
17:15Scarlets vs Ulster
Saturday 17th January
TBCSaracens vs Munster
TBCSale vs Clermont Auvergne
TBCHarlequins vs Wasps
TBCLeinster vs Castres
TBCLeicester vs Scarlets

Experts & Blogs

Phil Edwards

Phil Edwards

Read the thoughts and opinions of Phil Edwards with skysports.com