Ulster have named their team for the Guinness PRO12 semi-final at the RDS Arena.

Ahead of the game, Ulster scrum-half Ruan Pienaar has highlighted his side’s good form heading into the semi-final.

“We’re really excited to still be involved at this stage of the competition, we had to work hard to get here,” Pienaar told ulsterrugby.com.

“We’ve been under pressure to get wins in each of our last four games so I think mentally and physically we are in a good place. We’ve probably played our best rugby in the past month so hopefully when the pressure comes on again this Friday we’ll still be able to operate and perform well.”

Ulster XV:

15. Jared Payne
14. Andrew Trimble
13. Luke Marshall
12. Stuart McCloskey
11. Craig Gilroy
10. Paddy Jackson
9. Ruan Pienaar
1. Callum Black
2. Rory Best CAPTAIN
3. Ricky Lutton
4. Pete Browne
5. Franco Van Der Merwe
6. Iain Henderson
7. Chris Henry
8. Sean Reidy


16. Rob Herring
17. Kyle McCall
18. Andy Warwick
19. Robbie Diack
20. Roger Wilson
21. Paul Marshall
22. Stuart Olding
23. Darren Cave