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Muller insists pressure is on red-hot favourites Leinster

RUGBY: Ulster captain Johann Muller believes all the pressure is on Leinster ahead of Saturday's Heineken Cup final at Twickenham and says his side are convinced they can topple the favourites.

Leinster are bidding to become only the second side to win back-to-back Heineken Cup titles, but have injury concerns over Brian O'Driscoll, Gordon D'Arcy and Rob Kearney, while Ulster will welcome back flanker Chris Henry after an ankle problem.

While Leinster had to battle through a bruising Pro12 semi-final with Glasgow last Saturday, Ulster had the weekend off after enjoying a training break in Portugal. It has left the province feeling fit and refreshed, says Muller.

"There is probably a little bit more pressure on Leinster than there is on us, they are overwhelming favourites," he said. "Portugal went really well, we are fresh and ready to go."

Henry missed the semi-final win over Edinburgh but was included in Brian McLaughlin's extended squad and declared himself ready for action.

Meanwhile, Munster have confirmed that full-back Felix Jones is out of Ireland's summer tour to New Zealand and will be out of action for four months after shoulder surgery next week.

GOLF: With the Ryder Cup a little more than four months away, Europe's top players couldn't pick a better tournament to impress team captain Jose Maria Olazabal than this week's World Match Play Championship in southern Spain.

The world's top three -- Europeans Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood -- have all chosen to skip the event, but Martin Kaymer, 2010 Ryder Cup star Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter are among the big names present.

NBA PLAY-OFFS: Miami 75 Indiana 78 (The best-of-seven series is level at 1-1); San Antonio 108 LA Clippers 92 (San Antonio lead the best-of-seven series 1-0)


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