Ulster power trio back to face Connacht

Andrew Trimble (foreground)

Ulster head coach Mark Anscombe has recalled Chris Henry, Andrew Trimble and Paddy Jackson into his starting XV for tomorrow night's RaboDirect PRO12 game against Connacht at the Sportsground (7.45pm).

The New Zealander has made five personnel changes and two positional switches to the team that beat the Dragons at Ravenhill last weekend.

Jared Payne also returns to the team, having recovered from the ankle knock that he suffered against Saracens. He starts at full-back.

In the only other personnel change, Lewis Stevenson starts in the second-row, with Iain Henderson named as a substitute.

The positional changes see Tommy Bowe switch from the right wing to the left, and Ruan Pienaar moving from out-half to scum half.

Johann Muller and John Afoa are named on a strong bench, as is Paul Marshall who will make his 100th appearance for the Province if he comes on.

Ulster (v. Connacht): J Payne; A Trimble, D Cave, S Olding, T Bowe; P Jackson, R Pienaar; T Court, R Best (c), R Lutton; L Stevenson, D Tuohy; R Diack, C Henry, N Williams.

Replacements: R Herring, C Black, J Afoa, J Muller, I Henderson, P Marshall, M Allen, P Nelson.

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