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Ulster's winning streak can add to Bradley woes

Ulster v Edinburgh (tonight, 7.05, LIVE BBC NI) - Former Ireland scrum-half Michael Bradley was an Edinburgh hero six short months ago. Now he is in danger of losing his job.

That is a measure of the fall from grace for a new and improved Edinburgh. They are certainly out of the Heineken Cup and not exactly setting the PRO12 League on fire.

Mark Anscombe is the only unbeaten club coach in Europe. His immediate impact has taken Ulster to eight straight wins, just the right time for Ricky Andrew to make his debut.

Moreover, he has made nine changes to the team that forged a second win in Europe for a set of players largely expected to plunge the Scots into a deeper crisis.

Ireland's Stephen Ferris, their talisman, scrum-half Paul Marshall and wing Craig Gilroy have been released by Ireland to team up with Springbok Ruan Pienaar and influential New Zealander Jared Payne.

Verdict: Ulster

Ulster: R Andrew; C Cochrane, J Payne, P Wallace, C Gilroy; R Pienaar, P Marshall; C Black, N Brady (capt), J Afoa, L Stevenson, N McComb, S Ferris, M McComish, R Wilson.

Edinburgh: G Tonks; L Jones, J Houston, J King, T Brown; G Hunter, C Leck; J Yapp, A Titterell, W Nel, G Gilchrist, R McAlpine, S Cox (capt), R Grant, S McInally.


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