RACING 92 v ULSTER: Line-ups confirmed for Heineken Champions Cup game in Paris

Ulster will travel to France without influential scrumhalf, John Cooney for the second round game in the Heineken Champions Cup against Racing 92.

He has not recovered from the AC Joint injury he sustained during the 24-10 win over Leicester Tigers in the Heineken Champions Cup pool four opener in Belfast last week.

Dave Shanahan will start in the pivotal role in La Defense Arena on Saturday evening and is one of three changes to the team which tops the group after week's success.

Marty Moore, who impressed on his debut as a first half replacement last Saturday, while Kieran Treadwell has been brought into the second row.

Replacement scrumhalf, Johnny Stewart, would make his European Cup debut if called off the bench.

Former Irish international, Simon Zebo has been named in the starting line-up for Racing and will go head-to-head with young rising Ulster star, Michael Lowry, at fullback.

Dave Shanahan

Dave Shanahan

Saturday's line-ups:


15. Simon Zebo,

14. Teddy Thomas,

13. Olivier Klemenczak,

12. Henry Chavancy (c),

11. Juan Imhoff,

10. Finn Russell,

9. Xavier Chauveau,

1. Guram Gogichashvili,

2. Camille Chat,

3. Cedate Gomes Sa,

4. Dominic Bird,

5. Leone Nakarawa,

6. Wenceslas Lauret,

7. Bernard Le Roux,

8. Antonie Claassen.


16. Teddy Baubigny,

17. Vasil Kakovin,

18. Census Johnston,

19. Fabien Sanconnie,

20. Jordan Joseph,

21. Teddy Iribaren,

22. Ben Volavola,

23. Léonard Paris,


15. Michael Lowry,

14. Craig Gilroy,

13. Will Addison,

12. Stuart McCloskey,

11. Jacob Stockdale,

10. Billy Burns,

9. David Shanahan,

1. Andy Warwick,

2. Rory Best (c),

3. Marty Moore,

4. Iain Henderson,

5. Kieran Treadwell,

6. Marcell Coetzee,

7. Jordi Murphy,

8. Nick Timoney.


16. Adam McBurney,

17. Eric O'Sullivan,

18. Ross Kane,

19. Alan O'Connor,

20. Sean Reidy,

21. Jonny Stewart,

22. Johnny McPhillips,

23. Angus Kernohan,