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GUNNERS TEAM TO FACE ULSTER



Edinburgh Rugby team to play Ulster at Ravenhill, Belfast tomorrow (Friday 17 December), kick-off 7.30pm

15. Derrick Lee
14. Michael Pyke
13.Marcus Di Rollo
12. Paul Boston
11. Hugo Southwell
10. Brendan Laney
9. Mike Blair

1. Grant Anderson
2. Dougie Hall
3. Craig Smith
4. Alastair Kellock
5. Scott Murray (captain)
6. Alasdair Strokosch
8. Allister Hogg
7. Alan MacDonald

Substitutes
16. Andrew Kelly
17. Alasdair Dickinson
18. Fergus Pringle
19. David Callam
20. Rory Lawson
21. Phil Godman
22. Ben MacDougall

Edinburgh have made nine changes, including two positional switches, from their team on Heineken Cup duty last weekend, for tomorrow night's Celtic League clash with Ulster in Belfast.

Derrick Lee, Michael Pyke, Paul Boston, Grant Anderson, Scott Murray, Alasdair Strokosch and Alan MacDonald are all introduced while Hugo Southwell and Allister Hogg move positions to wing and No 8 respectively.

Chris Paterson, Ben MacDougall, Craig Joiner, Allan Jacobsen, Fergus Pringle, Todd Blackadder and David Callam are absent from those on starting duty last weekend.

The Gunners are deprived the services of Paterson (hip), Jacobsen (neck) and Blackadder (foot) through injury - the latest in a long casualty list - but none is considered likely to be absent long-term.

They are able to welcome back Boston and MacDonald from Scotland Sevens duty.

"Boston and MacDonald are both raring to go. They're in good shape and we're looking to get a boost from their inclusion," said Head Coach Frank Hadden.

Also given starts are Pyke and Strokosch, the latter's inclusion enabling Hadden to rest the impressive Callam from the starting line-up. "Callam has started our last six or seven games. He is playing very well at the moment and he will make a positive contribution from the bench tomorrow," Hadden explained.

MacDougall is also on the bench having been unable to train in the early part of the week because of an ankle injury.