The teams and Tv stations for Friday night’s Round 11 fixtures of the United Rugby Championship have been named with all details of match officials.
TEAM NEWS HEADLINES
- Rob Lyttle is set to make his 50th appearance for Ulster as he is named in the starting XV.
- Scarlets make seven changes with Daf Hughes to captain side for first time.
- Sam Davies to make his 50th appearance for Dragons.
- Benetton’s Dewaldt Duvenage has been named as captain.
FRIDAY, 28 JANUARY
Ulster Rugby v Scarlets
Kingspan Stadium, Belfast – KO 19.35 IRE & UK / 20.35 ITA / 21.35 SA
Referee: Jaco Peyper (SARU, 6th competition game)
AR 1: Peter Marin (IRFU) AR 2: Andrew Cole (IRFU)
TMO: Olly Hodges (IRFU)
Ulster Rugby: Ethan McIlroy, Craig Gilroy, Ben Moxham, Angus Curtis, Rob Lyttle, Billy Burns, Nathan Doak, Eric O’Sullivan, John Andrew, Marty Moore, Alan O’Connor (CAPT.), Sam Carter, Greg Jones, Marcus Rea, Duane Vermeulen.
Replacements: Brad Roberts, Jack McGrath, Gareth Milasinovich, Mick Kearney, David McCann, David Shanahan, Ian Madigan, Aaron Sexton.
Scarlets: Ioan Nicholas, Tom Rogers, Tyler Morgan, Steff Hughes, Ryan Conbeer, Dan Jones, Dane Blacker, Steff Thomas, Daf Hughes (CAPT), Samson Lee, Sam Lousi, Morgan Jones, Sione Kalamafoni, Shaun Evans, Carwyn Tuipulotu
Replacements: Marc Jones, Kemsley Mathias, Javan Sebastian, Josh Helps, Aaron Shingler, Kieran Hardy, Sam Costelow, Steff Evans
Scarlets Head Coach Dwayne Peel said: “It is going to be a big challenge for us, Ulster have been going really well, but it is one we are looking forward to. It is an exciting prospect for me personally, I had four great years in Ulster.”
Dragons v Benetton Rugby
Rodney Parade, Newport – KO 19.35 IRE & UK / 20.35 ITA / 21.35 SA
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU, 71st competition game)
AR 1: Jason Bessant (WRU) AR 2: John Darcy (WRU)
TMO: Jon Mason (WRU)
Dragons: Josh Lewis, Jonah Holmes, Adam Warren, Aneurin Owen, Jordan Olowofela, Sam Davies, Gonzalo Bertranou; Aki Seiuli, Taylor Davies, Chris Coleman, Joe Davies, Joe Maksymiw, Harri Keddie, Ollie Griffiths, Ross Moriarty (CAPT).
Replacements: Elliot Dee, Josh Reynolds, Mesake Doge, Huw Taylor, Dan Baker, Rhodri Williams, Jared Rosser, Ioan Davies.
Benetton Rugby: Giacomo Da Re, Lorenzo Pani, Filippo Drago, Joaquin Riera, Tommaso Benvenuti, Tomas Albornoz, Dewaldt Duvenage (CAPT), Thomas Gallo, Corniel Els, Nahuel Tetaz, Irné Herbst, Carl Wegner, Matteo Meggiato, Marco Lazzaroni, Lorenzo Cannone
Replacements: Hame Faiva, Cherif Traore, Filippo Alongi, Nicola Piantella, Abraham Steyn, Alessandro Garbisi, Marco Zanon, Tommy Bell
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