BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh
KO 19:35 UK
Edinburgh will head in to their first-ever PRO14 Semi-Final at all but full strength as Ben Toolis, Grant Gilchrist and Jamie Ritchie should all make first appearances since the Covid enforced break.
Back from injury, Ritchie is on the bench to bolster a strong starting back row unit and joins Pierre Schoeman in offering some late-stage impact around the park.
Gilchrist and Toolis drop straight into the starting lineup with the former making his 150th Edinburgh appearance.
If we’re good enough we’ll win, and if we’re not, we’ll get exactly what we deserve.Richard Cockerill, Edinburgh Head Coach
On paper this team looks good enough to haul down a strong Ulster side with a few familiar faces in their coaching ranks, but memories of tlast week’s stuttering loss to Glasgow will hopefully be banished from Edinburgh’s minds as they take on one of the biggest games in their history.
Edinburgh Rugby: Blair Kinghorn; Darcy Graham, Mark Bennett, Chris Dean; Duhan van der Merwe; Jaco van der Walt, Nic Groom; Rory Sutherland, Stuart McInally (Capt), WP Nel; Ben Toolis, Grant Gilchrist; Magnus Bradbury, Hamish Watson, Viliame Mata.
Replacements: Mike Willemse, Pierre Schoeman, Simon Berghan, Andrew Davidson, Jamie Ritchie, Charlie Shiel, Nathan Chamberlain, George Taylor.
Ulster Rugby: Jacob Stockdale, Louis Ludik, James Hume, Stuart McCloskey, Rob Lyttle, Billy Burns (Capt), John Cooney; Eric O’Sullivan, Rob Herring, Tom O’Toole, Alan O’Connor, Sam Carter, Matthew Rea, Jordi Murphy, Marcell Coetzee.
Replacements: John Andrew, Jack McGrath, Marty Moore, Kieran Treadwell, Sean Reidy, Alby Mathewson, Ian Madigan, Michael Lowry.
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)