Robert Baloucoune retains his place as Ulster take on Benetton
Dan McFarland’s side can leapfrog Italians as they bid for top-three finish in Conference B
Ulster flyer Robert Baloucoune starts on the wing against Benetton. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho
Pro14, Ulster v Bennetton Rugby, Friday January 25th, Ravenhill (kick-off 7.35pm)
Ulster’s Champions Cup match-winner Robert Baloucoune retains his place in the starting line-up for Friday night’s crunch Pro14 clash with Benetton in Belfast.
Victory over Benetton would see Ulster leapfrog the Italians and boost their claims for a top three finish in their Pro14 Conference B.
For the visitors, Ian McKinley captains the side from outhalf.
Ulster: M Lowry; R Baloucoune, J Hume, S McCloskey, L Ludik; B Burns, D Shanahan; A Warwick, R Herring, M Moore, A O’Connor (captain), K Treadwell, I Nagle, N Timoney, G Jones. Replacements: J Andrew, W Herbst, T O’Toole, M Dalton, C Ross, J Stewart, D Cave, R Lyttle.