Pienaar returns for Heineken Cup clash

Published Friday, 04 April 2014
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Ruan Pienaar returns to the Ulster squad and will line-up for his side's Heineken Cup clash against Saracens on Saturday.

Pienaar returns for Heineken Cup clash
Pienaar will start against Saracens. (© Presseye)

Mark Anscombe has named the World Cup winner at scrumhalf with Paddy Jackson selected at outhalf.

The experienced Tommy Bowe will play on the left wing and Andrew Trimble will run the right wing.

Meanwhile, Luke Marshall and Darren Cave, continue their partnership in midfield with Jared Payne, who qualifies to play for Ireland later this year, starting at fullback.

Tom Court, starts the game at loosehead, alongside two-time RBS 6 Nations winner Rory Best and World Cup winning All Black tighthead, John Afoa.

Johann Muller captains the side from the second-row, where he is joined by international lock Dan Tuohy.

The match will be the first at the new-look Ravenhill and 18,000 spectators are expected to descend on the south Belfast stadium.

The game kicks-off at 6.30pm.

Ulster XV to face Saracens:

J Payne, A Trimble, D Cave, L Marshall, T Bowe, P Jackson, R Pienaar, T Court, R Best, J Afoa, J Muller (captain), D Tuohy, R Wilson, C Henry, N Williams.
Replacements R Herring, A Warwick, R Lutton, I Henderson, S Ferris, R Diack, P Marshall, C Gilroy.

© UTV News
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