Irish players join Ulster panel
Rugby: Ireland squad members Chris Henry, Iain Henderson and Declan Fitzpatrick have been added to the provisional Ulster squad ahead of Friday's RabDirect Pro12 game against Zebre at Ravenhill (kick-off 7.05pm).Henry and Fitzpatrick were in the matchday squad for Ireland’s defeat to England at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.
Prop John Afoa is also named in Mark Anscombe’s 25-man panel following a short stint at home in New Zealand. Halfbacks Paddy Jackson and Michael Heaney have also been added to the squad.
ULSTER (squad for Pro12 game v Zebre, Friday, Ravenhill, 7.05pm) - Forwards (14): Rob Herring, Niall Annett, Tom Court, Callum Black, John Afoa, Declan Fitzpatrick, Johann Muller, Neil McComb, Lewis Stevenson, Dan Tuohy, Chris Henry, Iain Henderson, Mike McComish, Robbie Diack.
Backs (11): Ruan Pienaar, Michael Heaney, Stuart Olding, Paddy Jackson, Paddy Wallace, Luke Marshall, Darren Cave, Michael Allen, Andrew Trimble, Chris Cochrane, Ricky Andrew.