Heineken Champions Cup: Ulster v Toulouse (Sat)

Robert Baloucounce
Robert Baloucoune scored a trio of tries in Ulster’s 26-20 win in Toulouse
Date:Saturday, 16 April Kick-off: 20:00 BST Venue: Kingspan Stadium in Belfast
Coverage: Live on BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Sounds, and report on BBC Sport Website

For Saturday's crucial European Champions Cup quarterfinal second leg in Belfast, Andrew Warwick (prop) and Ethan McIlroy (winger) are included in Ulster's team.

After a 26-20 win, Ulster holds a six point lead over reigning champions going into the second leg.

McIlroy takes Ben Moxham's place. He was forced off during the tackle that saw Juan Cruz Mallia send off.

Dimitri Delibes replaces Toulouse's winger in one six-way switch.

In the quarter-finals, the winner will face Munster Chiefs (or Exeter Chiefs) with the English side having a five-point advantage due to their 13-8 victory.

In Ulster's 26-20 win over Toulouse, Wing Robert Baloucoune was a key player. He scored three tries and the side played with only 14 men after Cruz Mallia, an Argentine winger, was sent off for taking out Moxham from the air.

McIlroy joined McIlroy, Michael Lowry and others in the back three as they celebrated their treble. Lowry also signed a new contract.

Andrew Warwick will start as prop, after a remarkable performance off the bench in reverse fixture. Marty Moore and Rob Herring will also pack down.

World Cup-winning Springbok Duane Veulen, who claimed that Ulster are within “touching distance”Dan McFarland's side wins the first trophy since 2006. Nick Timoney, flanker, takes eighth place. He has won his 100th cap for the province.

Dupont fit despite sickness scare

Antoine Dupont, World Player of The Year, will take Toulouse to scrum-half despite being ill earlier in the week. Delibes takes Cruz Mallia in place. Tim Nanai Williams starts outside centre.

French Grand Slam winners Anthony Jelonch, Selevasio Tomofua, and former All Black tighthead pro Charlie Faumuina are introduced to row back.

Richie Arnold and brother Rory are included in the second line after they were both on the bench during the reverse fixture.

Seven members of France's winning Grand Slam squad were named in the starting line-up for visitors. Second row Thibaud Flament will also be there to give experience, if needed.

Ulster: Lowry, Baloucoune; Hume, McCloskey; McIlroy; Burns, Cooney; Warwick, Herring, Moore; O'Connor, Henderson (capt), Rea, Timoney, Vermeulen.

Replacements: Roberts, O'Sullivan, O'Toole, Treadwell, Murphy, Doak, Marshall, Lyttle.

Toulouse: Ramos; Delibes; Nanai-Williams, Ahki; Lebel; Ntamack, Dupont (capt); Neti, Mauvaka, Faumuina; Ro Arnold, Ri Arnold; Elstadt, Tolofua, Jelonch.

Replacements: Cramont, Ainu'u, Aldegheri, Meafou, Flament, Miquel, Germain, Tauzin.

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