Ulster show three changes for Warriors table top tussle
Ian Humphreys, Andrew Warwick and Nick Williams come into the starting team
Ian Humpherys returns to the Ulster team. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho
Paddy Jackson’s absence (concussion) means that Ian Humphreys starts at outhalf, making his 88th appearance for the province. The rest of the backline is unchanged.
There are two changes in the pack. Andrew Warwick is selected at loosehead in place of Ruaidhri Murphy. Alan O’Connor, who impressed on his first start for Ulster last week, keeps his place in the secondrow and starts alongside Franco van der Merwe.
Luke Marshall is unavailable as he has a slight groin strain. He will be assessed on Monday to determine the extent of the injury.
Ulster: Louis Ludik; Andrew Trimble, Jared Payne, Stuart McCloskey, Tommy Bowe; Ian Humphreys, Paul Marshall; Andrew Warwick, Rory Best (capt), Wiehahn Herbst; Alan O’Connor, Franco van der Merwe; Robbie Diack, Chris Henry, Nick Williams. Replacements: Rob Herring, Callum Black, Bronson Ross, Lewis Stevenson, Roger Wilson, Michael Heaney, Stuart Olding, Craig Gilroy.