Iain Henderson returns to capt...


Iain Henderson returns to captain Ulster against Cardiff

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Ulster are able to welcome a number of players back to their starting 15 for tomorrow's United Rugby Championship clash with Cardiff.

Iain Henderson - who was one of four players released back to the province from the Irish squad - captains the side in the second row.

He missed the win over Italy having recorded a positive Covid-19 test and has struggled with injury this season.

The three other players released for the game - Robert Balacoune, James Hume and Nick Timoney - also start.

Elsewhere, Jordi Murphy makes his first appearance of the season having returned from injury.

John Cooney also starts for the game at the Kingspan Stadium, following his recovery from a calf problem.

Ulster team vs Cardiff (KO 7.35pm)

(15-9) Stewart Moore Robert Baloucoune, James Hume, Stuart McCloskey, Ben Moxham, Billy Burns, Nathan Doak;

(1-8) Andrew Warwick, John Andrew, Marty Moore, Alan O’Connor, Iain Henderson (Capt.), Jordi Murphy, Marcus Rea, Nick Timoney.

Replacements: Tom Stewart, Jack McGrath, Gareth Milasinovich, Sam Carter, Duane Vermeulen, John Cooney, Ian Madigan, Aaron Sexton.

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