Rory Best Returns As Ulster Team Named For La Rochelle Clash
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Andrew Trimble will become Ulster’s most capped player on Sunday when he lines out in the Champions Cup clash versus La Rochelle.
Rory Best has also been included on the bench and is set to make his first appearance of the season after recovering from a hamstring injury sustained in training last month.
Iain Henderson, who captained Ulster for the first time during the 19-9 home win against Wasps last weekend, will again lead the side. He will line out in the back row alongside Chris Henry, who has returned from a larynx injury, as well as number 8 Sean Reidy.
Paul Marshall will partner Christian Lealiifano at half-back, with Ireland internationals Stuart McCloskey and Darren Cave combining in midfield. Trimble will link up with Tommy Bowe and Charles Piutau in the back three.
Ulster Rugby team to play La Rochelle
(1-8): C Black, R Herring, W Herbst, K Treadwell, A O’Connor, I Henderson (captain), C Henry, S Reidy;
(9-15): P Marshall, C Lealiifano, T Bowe, S McCloskey, D Cave, A Trimble, C Piutau;
Replacements (16-23): R Best, K McCall, R Ah You, R Diack, M Rea, J Cooney, L Marshall, J Stockdale.