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    Penalty goals: Pienaar (2),
    Conversions: Pienaar (5),
  • Guinness PRO12
  • 26th Oct 2012
  • KO 19:05
  • Ground: Rodney Parade, Newport
  • Att: 5,057

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Adam Jones: Starts at number four for the Newport Gwent Dragons

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Paul Marshall: Elevated to Ulster's starting XV to face the Dragons

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Paul Marshall, Craig Gilroy and Lewis Stevenson have been elevated to Ulster's starting XV for tonight's PRO12 fixture against Dragons at Rodney Parade.

The fourth change sees prop Declan Fitzpatrick go straight into the team on his return from a knee injury. Roger Wilson could make his first appearance for Ulster since returning to the club after being selected on the bench.

Marshall's inclusion at scrum-half will see Ruan Pienaar move to fly-half in place of Paddy Jackson who is among the replacements. Tommy Bowe will line up at full-back, with Jared Payne earning a well-earned rest after playing in every minute of Ulster's campaign to date.

Gilroy is named on the left wing, with Andrew Trimble switching to the right flank, while Paddy Wallace and Darren Cave continue their impressive centre partnership.

Fitzpatrick replaces All Black John Afoa at tighthead prop and will join Rory Best and Tom Court in the front-row. Lewis Stevenson has replaced the injured Johann Muller in the second-row alongside Dan Tuohy.

The Dragons have made two changes of their own. Adam Jones starts at number four with Ian Nimmo dropping to the bench.

Last week's captain Lewis Evans is out with a groin injury and is replaced by Jevon Groves. Andy Tuilagi, who was named as the Amlin Challenge Cup's Man of the Match last weekend, keeps his place in the centre. The backs are unchanged while Lewis Robling retains his place at number ten.

Dragons: 15 Tom Prydie, 14 Will Harries, 13 Adam Hughes, 12 Andy Tuilagi, 11 Tonderai Chavhanga, 10 Lewis Robling, 9 Jonathan Evans, 8 Owen Evans, 7 Steve Jones (c), 6 Nathan Buck, 5 Adam Jones, 4 Rob Sidoli, 3 Tom Brown, 2 Jevon Groves, 1 Toby Faletau. Replacements; 16 Sam Parry, 17 Nathan Williams, 18 Dan Way, 19 Ian Nimmo, 20 Nic Cudd, 21 Liam Davies, 22 Steffan Jones, 23 Pat Leach.

Ulster: 15 Tommy Bowe, 14 Andrew Trimble, 13 Darren Cave, 12 Paddy Wallace, 11 Craig Gilroy, 10 Ruan Pienaar, 9 Paul Marshall, 8 Nick Williams, 7 Chris Henry (c), 6 Iain Henderson, 5 Dan Tuohy, 4 Lewis Stevenson, 3 Declan Fitzpatrick, 2 Rory Best, 1 Tom Court. Replacements: 16 Nigel Brady, 17 Callum Black, 18 John Afoa, 19 Mike McComish, 20 Roger Wilson, 21 Paddy Jackson, 22 Luke Marshall, 23 Jared Payne.

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