Blog Banner

Ulster Squad To Face Cardiff Blues

7th May 2008

Ulster Coach Matt Williams has announced four changes to the squad for Friday’s match against Cardiff Blues at Ravenhill, from the team who played Glasgow Warriors on Saturday.

Scrum half Kieran Campbell will be replaced by Paul Marshall for this Friday’s game, which will also see No 8 Stephen Ferris and David Pollock on the squad sheet.  

Also named in the squad for the last game of the season is Vodafone’s All-Time Favorite Ulster Rugby Player; David Humphreys.  If named on the team, the game will be David’s last ever game with Ulster and head coach Matt Williams commented:

“David is an iconic figure in Ulster and Irish rugby, I hope he gets out on Friday night and hope the people of Ulster turn up to say thank-you for a remarkable career”

Friday will also be a farewell to a number of big Ulster names; Mark Bartholomeusz, Justin Harrison, Neil Best, Tommy Bowe, Kieran Campbell and Roger Wilson, will all hang up their white shirts after the game.

Ulster have a score to settle with Cardiff after their last meeting at Arms Park, which saw the home-side take the victory, so in the last match of the season Ulster want to go out on a high, Matt Williams said:

“Cardiff are the power house of Welsh rugby, European Cup quarter finalists and fighting for second place in the Mangers’ they will be a hand full.  A win this Friday would be a great send off for our players who are going to pastures new next season and would put the team on a real positive footing for next season.”

Justin Fitzpatrick
Rory Best
Tom Court
Justin Harrison
Carlo Del Fava
Matt McCullough
Nigel Brady
Bryan Young
Neil Best
Kieron Dawson
Stephen Ferris
Ryan Caldwell
Roger Wilson
David Pollock

Paul Marshall
Paddy Wallace
Niall O’Connor
Andrew Trimble
Tommy Bowe
Mark Bartholomeusz
Isaac Boss
Rob Dewey
Mark McCrea
Simon Danielli
David Humphreys