Ulster Rugby vs Connacht Rugby Live Stream, 27 December, 2019
Guinness Pro14: Ulster v Connacht
Date: Friday 27 December
Venue: Kingspan Stadium, Belfast
Kick-off: 19:35 GMT
Coverage: Live commentary on the BBC Sport website, App and BBC Sounds
Full-back Will Addison will make his arrival from suspension in Ulster’s Pro14 game against Connacht on Friday.
Addison was given a four-week boycott after Ulster’s European Champions Cup triumph over Clermont Auvergne.
Alan O’Connor and Matthew Rea are the main survivors from a week ago’s annihilation by Leinster as Dan McFarland rolls out 13 improvements.
Connacht’s Caolin Blade will chief the guests from scrum-half at the Kingspan Stadium.
Hooker Rob Herring will lead out Ulster and he will begin in the first line with Marty Moore and the returning Jack McGrath.
O’Connor is joined by Kieran Treadwell at lock while Rea holds his place in the back column nearby Sean Reidy and Marcell Coetzee.
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Robert Baloucoune and Louis Ludik will begin with Addison in the back three while the well-known pairings of Stuart McCloskey and Luke Marshall, and John Cooney and Billy Burns total the side.
On the seat, Adam McBurney, Kyle McCall, Tom O’Toole, David O’Connor and Nick Timoney give the advances fortifications, with David Shanahan, Bill Johnston and Craig Gilroy covering the backline.
For Connacht, Blade has begun each of the 12 of the territory’s Pro14 games this season and will accomplice the in-structure Conor Fitzgerald at half-back.
Dwindle Robb has come back from damage to accomplice Tom Daly in midfield while Tiernan O’Halloran begins at full in a back three that incorporates John Porch and Matt Healy on the wings.
Paddy McAllister will begin at prop in the wake of shaking off a thump yet Andy Friend will be without the administrations of Quinn Roux, who is out of activity until January with hand damage.
Ulster: Addison, Baloucoune, Marshall, McCloskey, Ludik, Burns, Cooney; McGrath, Herring, Moore, An O’Connor, Treadwell, Rea, Reidy, Coetzee.
Substitutions: McBurney, McCall, O’Toole, D O’Connor, Timoney, Shanahan, Johnston, Gilroy.
Connacht: O’Halloran, Porch, Daly, Robb, Healy, Fitzgerald, Blade; McAllister, Heffernan, Bealham, Dillane, Maksymiw, McKeon, Boyle, Copeland.