Ferris and Trimble named in Ulster squad
14:58, 04 Sep 2012
Ireland duo Stephen Ferris and Andrew Trimble have been included in Mark Anscombe's 28 man squad for Saturday's RaboDirect PRO12 meeting with the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium (6.30pm).
Trimble was part of the international squad that toured New Zealand in June, while Ferris hasn't played since the Heineken Cup final defeat in May.
The news will come as a further boost to head coach Anscombe, following his side's 18-10 win over Glasgow on the opening weekend.
Rory Best and Chris Henry are still unavailable because of the IRFU's player management scheme but are expected to make a return in the coming weeks.
Roger Wilson (hamstring) and Paddy Wallace (shoulder) come back into the action in October, but Adam D'Arcy and Ali Birch are expected to be back in contention in a week or two.
Nevin Spence has returned to full training after injury but will not be considered for this weekend.
Ulster Squad - Forwards:
Rob Herring, Niall Annett, Nigel Brady, Adam Macklin, Declan Fitzpatrick, Callum Black, Tom Court, John Afoa, Lewis Stevenson, Neil McComb, Johann Muller, Mike McComish, Stephen Ferris, Robbie Diack, Sean Doyle, Nick Williams.
Paul Marshall, Michael Heaney, Niall O'Connor, Paddy Jackson, Luke Marshall, Chris Farrell, Darren Cave, Michael Allen, Craig Gilroy, Andrew Trimble, Peter Nelson, Jared Payne.