Trimble to become most capped Ulster player of all time
1 October 2015 11:46am
Andrew Trimble will become the most capped Ulster player of all time when he lines out against Benetton Treviso at Kingspan Stadium tomorrow night (kick off 18:05).
The Ulster and Ireland winger will play his 190th game for his province, passing the record that he currently shares with Paddy Wallace. Speaking about hitting the milestone, Andrew said: "Whenever I started my career I wouldn't have dreamed that I would get to 190 appearances for Ulster.
Every game has been unbelievable, especially the matches at Kingspan Stadium on a Friday night. Paddy (Wallace) is a guy who I have a massive amount of respect for so overtaking his total means a lot. It's going to be a very special night for me." Trimble will start on the right wing with Craig Gilroy selected on the left flank. Louis Ludik completes the back three and plays his 28th game for Ulster. Luke Marshall and Stuart McCloskey continue their partnership in midfield, with Paul Marshall and Peter Nelson paired in the half backs.
Up front, Andrew Warwick and Wiehahn Herbst are selected either side of captain Rob Herring, who is named at hooker. Ireland international, Dan Tuohy, returns to the starting XV and starts alongside Peter Browne in the second row. With Nick Williams unavailable for selection due to personal reasons, there is a change in the backrow, with Robbie Diack starting at blindside, Sean Reidy coming in at openside and Roger Wilson starting at the base of the scrum. Ulster Head Coach, Neil Doak, has gone for a five-three split on the replacements bench. Forwards, Paul Jackson, Callum Black, Bronson Ross, Lewis Stevenson and Clive Ross are joined by backs David Shanahan, Sam Arnold and Rory Scholes.
Seats in the Memorial End Stand and Hughes Insurance Family Stand are now sold out, however, tickets remain available in all terraces and the Grandstand. Fans will be able to buy on the gate tomorrow evening, although for the best available tickets, supporters are encouraged to purchase in advance. Click here to buy now . With an earlier kick off time of 6.05pm, the Ulster v Treviso game will have free pre-match entertainment for kids including face paints, jumping clay and a climbing wall.
Post-match the Line Out bar will be showing the New Zealand v Georgia RWC game live, with bar facilities open to those over 18 only.
The game is live on BBC2 Northern Ireland.
Ulster team & replacements to play Benetton Treviso, Guinness PRO12, Kingspan Stadium, Friday 2nd October (18:05 kick off): (15-9): Louis Ludik; Andrew Trimble, Luke Marshall, Stuart McCloskey, Craig Gilroy; Peter Nelson, Paul Marshall; (1-8): Andrew Warwick, Rob Herring (captain), Wiehahn Herbst, Peter Browne, Dan Tuohy, Robbie Diack, Sean Reidy, Roger Wilson; Replacements (16-23): Paul Jackson, Callum Black, Bronson Ross, Lewis Stevenson, Clive Ross, David Shanahan, Sam Arnold, Rory Scholes.