Tuohy to captain Ulster against Munster

Published Friday, 09 May 2014
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Dan Tuohy will captain Ulster for the province's final RaboDirect Pro12 league game of the season at Thomond Park on Saturday.

Tuohy to captain Ulster against Munster
Dan Tuohy's season has been held back through injury. (© Presseye)

The second row Ireland international, who has captained Ulster in the past, takes the armband for his first start for Ulster after injury.

The 28-year-old said it was a huge honour to lead out the side for the interprovincial clash.

He said: "Mark Anscombe pulled me to one side on Monday to tell me and I was delighted.

"For me, I am just going to concentrate on my own game, get the lads behind me and hopefully we can put in a decent performance tomorrow night."

Tuohy's inclusion is one of 12 changes that Anscombe has made to the side that played Leinster at Ravenhill last week.

Craig Gilroy, David McIlwaine, Michael Allen and Stuart McCloskey make up an entirely new backline for the game.

Rory Scholes is named on the left wing, with James McKinney starting at outhalf and Michael Heaney picked at scrumhalf.

Up front, Callum Black starts at loosehead, with Rob Herring and Andrew Warwick keeping their places in the front row.

Lewis Stevenson partners Tuohy in the second row, while Mike McComish and Sean Doyle start either side of Nick Williams in the back row and Bronson Ross returns from neck injury to make the bench.

Ulster are guaranteed to finish in fourth position in the division and will be involved in a play-off next week with this weekend's results determining their opponents.


Ulster squad to face Munster
Craig Gilroy, David McIlwaine, Michael Allen, Stuart McCloskey, Rory Scholes, James McKinney, Michael Heaney, Callum Black, Rob Herring, Andrew Warwick, Lewis Stevenson, Dan Tuohy (captain), Mike McComish, Sean Doyle, Nick Williams.
Replacements: Kyle McCall, Bronson Ross, Adam Macklin, Neil McComb, Conor Joyce, Dave Shanahan, Rickey Andrew, Peter Nelson.

Munster:
Felix Jones, Gerhard Van Den Heever, Casey Laulala, James Downey, Simon Zebo, Ian Keatley, Duncan Williams, Dave Kilcoyne, Damien Varley (captain), John Ryan, Dave Foley, Paul O'Connell, Paddy Butler, Sean Dougall, James Coughlan.
Replacements: Quentin MacDonald, James Cronin, Alan Cotter, Billy Holland, Tommy O'Donnell, Conor Murray, JJ Hanrahan, Keith Earls.

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