Ferris out, Pienaar in for Ulster ahead of Glasgow clash
Ulster coach Mark Anscombe has made just two changes for tomorrow nights clash with Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun.
By Declan Whooley
Stephen Ferris had been named in the extended squad but has failed to overcome a back injury in time with Iain Henderson coming into the side as his replacement.
Fellow back-rower Nick Williams had also been rated doubtful but his rib injury has healed and takes his customary position at number 8.
Ruan Pienaar starts at scrum-half after coming off the bench last week to grab the all important bonus-point try against Castres. Paul Marshall makes way for the South African, but the Springbok has not taken his place for granted at Ravenhill.
“When I did arrive back, I was told not to put too much pressure on myself and that being put on the bench would be a good idea. While I’m still healthy I just want to play,” he said.
Glasgow will be looking for their first points of the competition after they were beaten 24-15 by Northampton at Franklins Gardens last week.
Glasgow Warriors v Ulster, Scotstoun, Friday, K.O. 8pm
Ulster XV: J Payne; T Bowe, D Cave, P Wallace, A Trimble; P Jackson, R Pienaar; T Court, R Best, J Afoa; J Muller (c), D Tuohy; I Henderson, C Henry, N Williams.