Wilson to lead Ulster against Treviso
Roger Wilson will captain Ulster in their PRO12 clash against Treviso at Stadio Monigo on Friday.
Thursday, 22 November 2012
The former Northampton Saints player returned to the side after signing a three-year contract in January.
Mark Anscombe has changed up the front row, with Tom Court, Rob Herring and Declan Fitzpatrick deployed in place of Callum Black, Nigel Brady and John Afoa respectively.
Further back, Robbie Diack and Neil McComb will continue in the second row after they impressed during Ulster's narrow win against Zebre last Sunday.
Nick Williams and Mike McComish remain on the back row alongside number eight Wilson.
Ireland's Andrew Trimble and Paul Marshall have also been included in the line-up, while Dungannon's Peter Nelson, 20, earned his second start as fullback.
The decision to pair Marshall with Niall O'Connor at halfback means Michael Heaney has been left on the bench, while Paddy Wallace and Jared Payne will be bringing up the midfield.
Elsewhere Michael Allen has moved to the left touchline with Nelson, an Academy player, at fullback.
Last week's starting front row are all on the bench this time out, with James Simpson and Ali Birch also providing forward cover. Heaney, Cochrane and Ireland U20 inside back Stuart Olding are the other substitutes.
Team in full
(15-9): P Nelson; A Trimble, J Payne, P Wallace, M Allen; N O'Connor, P Marshall.
(1-8): T Court, R Herring, D Fitzpatrick, R Diack, N McComb, N Williams, M McComish, R Wilson (capt).
Replacements: N Brady, C Black, J Afoa, J Simpson, A Birch, M Heaney, S Olding, C Cochrane.