Head coach Allen Clarke has named a strong line up for the Pool 1 opener, with Neil McComb leading the team from the second row. The match day squad is made up predominantly by contracted and Academy players.
Wilson will line out in his familiar number 8 position while Conor Joyce and Ali Birch have been named at blindside and openside flanker respectively. Belfast Harlequins duo Richard Lutton and Niall Annett, playing at their home ground, will be joined in the front row by Conor Carey. New Malone player Alan O’Connor will partner McComb at lock.
Blane McIlroy and Niall O’Connor will form the half back partnership and they will have Ireland U20 star Stuart Olding and Ricky Andrew in midfield. Chris Cochrane, Adam D’Arcy and Peter Nelson make up a pacey back three.
Adult - £8
Concession - £5
Family - £12
Kids under 10 - free
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Ulster Ravens XV & replacements to face Bridgend Ravens, British & Irish Cup, Saturday 13th October, Deramore Park, Belfast (2.30pm):
(15-9): Peter Nelson; Adam D'Arcy, Ricky Andrew, Stuart Olding, Chris Cochrane; Niall O'Connor, Blane McIlroy;
(1-8): Richard Lutton, Niall Annett, Conor Carey, Alan O’Connor, Neil McComb (capt), Conor Joyce, Ali Birch, Roger Wilson;
Replacements (16-22): John Burns, Kyle McCall, James Simpson, Sean O’Connell, Michael Heaney, Stuart McCloskey, Rory Scholes.
Management team: Allen Clarke, Gary Longwell, Alan Rankin, Kieran Campbell, David Drake, Alan McCaldin, Chris Hagan.
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