Pienaar not fit for Connacht clash

Ruan PienaarUlster scrum-half Ruan Pienaar has failed to recover from a twisted knee in time for their derby against Connacht, so Ulster have been forced to named a new half-back pairing with Paul Marshall joined by the returning Paddy Jackson, who replaces Ian Humphreys.

Rory Best and Tommy Bowe are among the Irish internationals who are rested, so Roger Wilson will captain the side, which also features the likes of Craig Gilroy, Rob Herring, Callum Black and Wiehahn Herbst