Ulster squad confirmed for South Africa mini tour

Ulster squad confirmed for South Africa mini tour

The Ulster Rugby coaching team have named a 28 strong playing squad that will travel to South Africa to play the Toyota Cheetahs and Isuzu Southern Kings over the next two weekends.

Marcell Coetzee is a notable inclusion among the squad, as he returns from an injury picked up in the Rugby World Cup warm-up series.

Sam Carter, Matt Faddes and Jack McGrath, who all earned their first caps for the Province last weekend, are included, as is fellow summer signing Bill Johnston, who could win his maiden cap in South Africa.

Meanwhile, the Ulster Medical Performance Team have confirmed there are no new injury concerns following Friday’s win over Ospreys.

Forwards (16):
John Andrew
Sam Carter
Marcell Coetzee
Rob Herring
Greg Jones
Ross Kane
Adam McBurney
Kyle McCall
Jack McGrath
Alan O’Connor
Eric O’Sullivan
Tom O’Toole
Matthew Rea
Sean Reidy
Clive Ross
Kieran Treadwell

Backs (12):
Billy Burns
John Cooney
Angus Curtis
Matt Faddes
Craig Gilroy
James Hume
Bill Johnston
Michael Lowry
Louis Ludik
Rob Lyttle
Luke Marshall
David Shanahan

Fixtures:

Guinness PRO14 Round 2: Toyota Cheetahs v Ulster
Saturday 5th October, 6.15pm local time (5.15pm UK/Irish time)
Toyota Stadium

Guinness PRO14 Round 3: Isuzu Southern Kings v Ulster
Saturday 12th October, 4.00pm local time (3.00pm UK/Irish time)
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Both games will be televised live on Premier Sports and eir Sport.