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England prop Kyle Sinckler makes his first Harlequins appearance since the World Cup in Saturday’s Pool Three away encounter.
“Ulster have a very proud record at the Kingspan Stadium and a strong history in this competition,” Quins head of rugby Paul Gustard told the club’s official website.
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“They sit top of our group and are a side littered with internationals and foreign talent. It is exactly the kind of challenge you expect and want. Games like this need no hype or incentive. We need to go there and put our best 80 minutes together.
“We know the crowd are partisan and will create a terrific atmosphere, and one which will require strong refereeing to differentiate between fact and fiction. It will be a great cup tie.”
‘I always wanted to try being a head coach and give it a go, but I was never tripping over myself to do it’
– @dan10mcfarland talks to @heagneyl about @UlsterRugby, @JCooney09, @ChampionsCup and the arrival on Saturday of @Harlequins at the Kingspanhttps://t.co/GVa10gOMX9
— RugbyPass (@RugbyPass) December 7, 2019
ULSTER: 15. Jacob Stockdale; 14. Louis Ludik, 13. Luke Marshall, 12. Stuart McCloskey, 11. Craig Gilroy; 10. Billy Burns, 9. John Cooney; 1. Eric O’Sullivan, 2. Rob Herring, 3. Marty Moore, 4. Alan O’Connor, 5. Iain Henderson (capt), 6. Sean Reidy, 7. Jordi Murphy, 8. Marcell Coetzee. Reps: 16. Adam McBurney, 17. Andy Warwick, 18. Tom O’Toole, 19. Kieran Treadwell, 20. Matt Rea, 21. David Shanahan, 22. Bill Johnston, 23. Matt Faddes.
HARLEQUINS: 15. Ross Chisholm; 14. Travis Ismaiel, 13. Michele Campagnaro, 12. James Lang, 11. Gabriel Ibitoye; 10. Marcus Smith, 9. Danny Care; 1. Joe Marler, 2. Elia Elia, 3. Kyle Sinckler, 4. Stephan Lewies, 5. Tex Cavubati, 6. Semi Kunatani, 7. Chris Robshaw (capt), 8. Alex Dombrandt. Reps: 16. Jack Musk, 17. Nick Auterac, 18. Simon Kerrod, 19. Dino Lamb, 20. Tom Lawday, 21. Martin Landajo, 22. Francis Saili, 23. Vereniki Goneva.
Referee: Mike Adamson (Scotland).
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