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make his senior Ulster debut if called upon from the bench. Ulster's Jacob Stockdale is tackled by Chris Dean of Edinburgh in the Guinness PRO14 Semi-Final, BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland. Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. With Billy Burns injuring a calf in that season-ending European defeat and new signing Ian Madigan missing from the matchday squad despite not being mentioned in the Ulster squad injury update earlier in the week, Lowry is now required at fly-half in partnership with scrum-half John Cooney and Stockdale will return to full-back in a back three alongside wings Rob Lyttle and Craig Gilroy. The 21-year-old Enniskillen native comes in for Henry Speight, who is now back in Australia after his short-term deal with Ulster ended after Christmas, and Baloucoune looks bound to feature as Craig Gilroy remains on the injured list. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our. There is an unchanged front row but behind them Australian Sam Carter replaces Alan O’Connor at lock to partner captain Iain Henderson and the back row will see Matty Rea in at blindside as Sean Reidy shifts to the openside while Marcell Coetzee will return at No.8 having been named Supporters Club Player of the Year and Heineken Rugby Ulster Rugby personality of the year earlier in the week. “He has been training well so, barring any mishaps, he will be fine,” said Peel of Ulster’s star player. With a season-defining Champions Cup game up next, there is no better moment for Ulster to have Jacob Stockdale back on board when they take on Racing 92 at the Kingspan on Saturday afternoon. The match will see Ulster welcome 600 supporters to the 18,211-capacity Kingspan Stadium with local government approval as a trial for the safe return of spectators.

“We have to be clinical, that’s the bottom line.”. “He is looking good and hopefully will be okay.”. Prop Gareth Milasinovich is also set to earn his first cap following his return from a knee injury sustained shortly after joining the club last summer. The …

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Michael Lowry has been named to start at fly-half.

Rob Herring is confident that his Ulster teammate Jacob Stockdale can stake a long-term claim to Ireland's No 15 jersey against Italy this weekend. Jacob scored 10 tries for […] With inside centre Stuart McCloskey also missing due to an elbow injury sustained against Toulouse, Stewart Moore is set to make his first senior start for Ulster in a midfield pairing with James Hume in midfield. Jacob Stockdale will return to full-back for Ulster’s Guinness PRO14 season opener against Benetton in Belfast on Friday (8:15pm).. Jacob made his Ireland debut against the USA on the 2017 Summer Tour where he opened his account for the national team scoring a try in the opening quarter of the game. So, taking Racing’s scalp – Ulster were swatted aside 44-12 in Paris in October’s round two, their only European defeat up to now – is therefore a must for Rory Best and his team-mates. Ireland international Jacob Stockdale has been named at full-back for Ulster's opening Guinness PRO14 game of the season against Benetton. Former Munster half-backs Alby Mathewson and Bill Johnston provide bench cover at nine and 10 while back-row replacement David McCann could be in line for a senior debut in the week he was crowned Academy Player of the Year.

In the pack, Jack McGrath and Marty Moore will pack down either side of Rob Herring. Here’s a winning solution for our challenging times, Employers can ease employee concerns by prioritising their wellbeing.

Ulster also ought to be deploying Marcell Coetzee, who was following return to play protocols last week ahead of the Leinster defeat, while Jordi Murphy, Marty Moore, Eric O’Sullivan, John Cooney, Billy Burns, Will Addison and Stuart McCloskey are all expected to feature this weekend. (15-9): Jacob Stockdale, Craig Gilroy, James Hume, Stewart Moore, Rob Lyttle, Michael Lowry, John Cooney. Michael Lowry has been named to start at fly-half, alongside John Cooney at scrum-half. Replacements: G Lucchesi, N Quaglio, S Ferrari, N Cannone, E Snyman, G Pettinelli, C Braley, E Padovani. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho. Get the latest news from the world of sport along with the best opinion from our outstanding team of sport writers, direct to your inbox every Friday, Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our

Peel remained non-committal over Ulster’s plan to rectify their prop shortfall and where things currently stand regarding medical cover for the rest of the season. Michael Walker: Is De Gea an answer again amid questions at United? Stockdale will be joined in the back three by. “Whenever you start this competition, you want to be coming into the last two games with everything to play for. ), Matthew Rea, Sean Reidy, Marcell Coetzee.

Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale has signed a three-year IRFU contract up to the end of the 2022/23 season.

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Instead, he focused on the game in hand against the powerful French club who are favourites to top the pool. The Ireland star had played there throughout Dan McFarland’s 2019-20 restart and Ulster’s run to last month’s PRO14 final but was switched to his more familiar role on the left-wing for the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at Toulouse as Michael Lowry grabbed the number 15 jersey.

You currently have no podcasts in your queue. (1-8): Jack McGrath, Rob Herring, Marty Moore, Sam Carter, Iain Henderson (Capt. The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Jacob Stockdale: the 21-year-old has scored in every European round so far for Ulster. Jacob STOCKDALE is a 24-year-old Irish rugby player standing at 1.95 m tall (6 ft 5 in) and weighing in at 96 kg (15 st 1.64 lb; 211.64 lb) , who currently plays for Ulster Rugby in Ireland as center. “It’s up to us to get stuck in,” Peel added in what is sure to be a hugely physical encounter and an occasion where Ulster will sorely miss Iain Henderson’s presence. Golf courses to close under Level 5; Andy Farrell names team for Italy clash, Rashford gives Man United another win in Paris; Gordon D’Arcy on Finn Russell, Here is your handy guide to sport on television this week, Seán O’Brien: Anger over my parents’ break-up never left me, Weekend GAA: Throw-in times, team news, TV details, Ireland 50 Italy 17: Ireland player ratings, Hugo Keenan and Will Connors: The best of friends, the best of debuts, Get access to over 6,000 interactive crosswords, Frequently asked questions about your digital subscription, Specially selected and available only to our subscribers, Exclusive offers, discounts and invitations, Explore the features of your subscription, Carefully curated selections of Irish Times writing, Sign up to get the stories you want delivered to your inbox, An exact digital replica of the printed paper, Conan and Leinster braced for ‘biggest test’ of Toulouse, Leigh Halfpenny set to miss start of Wales’ Six Nations campaign, Ireland dominate nominees for Rugby Union Writers’ Club award, Jack Carty signs two-year contract extension at Connacht, Ian Keatley set to join Benetton Rugby next season, Dylan Hartley’s fitness battle continues as Six Nations looms, Leinster and Ulster’s second strings get a chance to impress, How American football is becoming safer thanks to rugby, Ross Byrne: Understudy ready to step into a central role for Leinster, Connacht winger Cian Kelleher will return to Leinster next season, GAA discourages the use of team buses when travelling to matches, Unbeaten Khabib to retire after UFC 254 win over Gaethje, Justin Thomas finishes with a kick to lead by one in California, Ulster aiming to douse Dragons’ fire and extend unbeaten start, A season like no other: The key games that helped Shamrock Rovers secure an 18th title.

An area of much more pressing concern for McFarland is at loosehead prop. © Irish Examiner Ltd, Linn Dubh, Assumption Road, Blackpool, Cork.

The IRFU earlier in the day confirmed the PCR testing of players and staff at Ulster, Leinster, Connacht and Munster had produced zero positive results ahead of this weekend’s PRO14 fixtures. Stewart Moore will make his first senior start for Ulster, partnering James Hume in midfield. “We’ve put ourselves in that situation so, for us, it’s an opportunity that we want to take.”. Ireland star Jacob Stockdale played position in Ulster's run to last month’s PRO14 final but was switched to left wing for Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final, Stockdale returns to full-back for Ulster opener, Ulster Rugby to trial return of supporters, Pivac's losing run stretches to four as Wales go down to France in Paris, Molloy makes Ireland return a winning one, Leinster duo Keenan and Connors stake their claim for Paris, Italy imposes new restrictions in fight against coronavirus, Thai protesters rally in their thousands ahead of parliamentary debate, Covid-19: Paul Reid says positivity rate down over past 8 days, First Covid-19 vaccine could be here in weeks, Mike Pence’s top aide tests positive for coronavirus, Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee dies aged 78. Stockdale will … Sam Carter will partner captain Iain Henderson in the second row, while Matthew Rea, Sean Reidy and Marcell Coetzee have been selected in the back row.

This would leave Ulster scrapping to secure a possible best runner-up spot from their trip to Leicester Tigers in order to make the last eight for the first time in five years.

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Jacob Stockdale crosses to score for Ulster against the Scarlets. “We’ve put ourselves in a good position to get through,” said Peel, who is responsible for Ulster’s attacking plays. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Stockdale will be joined in the back three by Rob Lyttle and Craig Gilroy.. Stewart Moore will make his first senior start for Ulster… ULSTER: J Stockdale; C Gilroy, J Hume, S Moore, R Lyttle; M Lowry, J Cooney; J McGrath, R Herring, M Moore; S Carter, I Henderson - captain; M Rea, S Reidy, M Coetzee. When you have reset your password, you can, Please choose a screen name. Ireland international Jacob Stockdale has been named at full-back for Ulster's opening Guinness PRO14 game of the season against Benetton. You should receive instructions for resetting your password.

The 21-year-old, who has scored in every European round so far, is looking good to make Saturday’s crunch game after not featuring for Ulster since mid-December’s back-to-back win over the Scarlets when he vacated the Kingspan pitch after just under an hour. Ireland international Jacob Stockdale has been named at full-back for Ulster's opening Guinness PRO14 game of the season against Benetton.

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Stockdale will be joined in the back three by Rob Lyttle and Craig Gilroy. outstanding team of sports writers, Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox. With the forgettable RDS outing put firmly behind them, along with the earlier defeat at Connacht, head coach Dan McFarland – whose squad have now slipped from second to fifth in the Pro14 – will be making wholesale change for Saturday as Ulster bid to prevent Racing from going five from five in Europe which would, in turn, see the Paris club easily clinch the pool with a round to spare. With a hamstring issue keeping the Ireland winger entirely side-lined over the festive interprovincials, assistant coach Dwayne Peel revealed that Stockdale should be part of a fully loaded Ulster side who sit second in Pool Four and can still potentially top the group as they are five behind unbeaten leaders Racing. Registered in Ireland: 523712. Back-row and Academy Player of the Year, David McCann, could make his senior Ulster debut if called upon from the bench. Academy winger Robert Baloucoune, having served his two-week ban for a dangerous tackle on Darren Sweetnam in December’s win over Munster, looks set for a European debut after being added to Ulster’s European squad. Replacements: Adam McBurney, Eric O'Sullivan, Gareth Milasinovich, David O'Connor, David McCann, Alby Mathewson, Bill Johnston, Louis Ludik.

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