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Ulster on course to sink a fast-fading Blues in Cardiff

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Ulster's Nick Williams. Photo: Bill Murray/ Sportsfile

Ulster's Nick Williams. Photo: Bill Murray/ Sportsfile

Ulster's Nick Williams. Photo: Bill Murray/ Sportsfile

Cardiff Blues v Ulster, Arms Park, Tomorrow (KO 6.30) Live BBC 2

THE Blues are going faster downhill than an Olympic skier, losing their last five Pro12 League matches, a figure that matches their worst run in the competition.

They have plummeted to an embarrassing third from bottom, four points ahead of Treviso, just six on top of Zebre. Little wonder Phil Davies resigned at the start of this month.

Building

In contrast, Ulster have won their last eight matches in the Pro12 and Europe as they continue to build towards next week's Heineken Cup quarter-final at home to Saracens.

At present, the Northern province is placed third in the League, three points behind Munster and five adrift of leaders Leinster. They are ready and able to pounce. But they must take care of business in Cardiff's Arms Park first.

There is still the possibility of a dream home final at the reconstructed Ravenhill given Ulster have Leinster at home and Munster away before the conclusion of the regular season.

Verdict: Ulster


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