Ulster A play hosts to Canada A as as part of a double header at Ravenhill tomorrow evening. The match kicks off at 5:15 pm with Ulster v Northampton following at 7:30 pm.
Ulster A are just back from a training camp in France, where they beat a select side from Jeremy Davidson’s Aurillac and Mark Anscomb’s Canada A will be playing their second game of a three match tour, having lost to Doncaster last weekend.
Players to watch on the Ulster A side are Ireland Sevens player Aaron Cairns, Ireland U20 out half Johnny McPhillips, new import Kieran Treadwell and Ireland U20’s player Conall Boomer. I also hope that Ireland U20 player and World Rugby Dream Team selectee Adam McBurney gets a run out from the bench and we’ll also be rooting for, Larne man, Alistair Burke should he make an appearance.
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By all accounts the Ulster youngsters had a good work out in France and they should just have the edge against what should be a robust Canadian side, that features eleven changes from their hit out against Doncaster. Say what you want about Anscombe, but he did try to get the team to play rugby during his tenure at Ravenhill so maybe the Canadians will open up a bit ,and with Ulster’s Johnny McPhillips pulling the strings for Ulster A in front of a home crowd it has the potential to be an entertaining game.
|Ulster A||Canada A|
|David Busby||15||Jordan Wilson-Ross|
|Conor Kelly||14||Kainoa Lloyd|
|Mark Best||13||Sam Hayward|
|Rory Butler||12||Guiseppe du Toit|
|Aaron Cairns||11||Dan Moor|
|Johnny McPhillips||10||Gordon McRorie|
|Angus Lloyd||9||Daniel Joyce|
|Kyle McCall||1||Djustice Sears|
|Zac McCall||2||Alex Mascott|
|Craig Trenier||3||Cody McClary|
|Kieran Treadwell||4||Conor Keys|
|Alex Thompson||5||Lucas Albornoz|
|Nick Timoney||6||Kyle Baillie|
|Conall Boomer||7||Matt Heaton|
|Stephen Mulholland||8||Admir Cejvanovic|
|Adam McBurney||16||Eric Howard|
|Tommy O’Hagan||17||Peter Houlihan|
|Michael Lagan||18||Anthony Luca|
|Peter Cooper||19||Adrian Wadden|
|Alistair Burke||20||Nanyak Dala|
|Aaron Hall||21||Travis Larsen|
|Marcus Rea||22||Pat Parfrey|
|Jonny Stewart||23||Robbie Povey|
|Andy Magrath||24||Doug Fraser|
|Conor Field||25||Mozac Samson|