Monday 23 April 2018

Jackson on the mend

Paddy Jackson. Photo: Sportsfile
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Paddy Jackson is expected to be fully fit for Saturday week's visit of Leinster despite his injury-enforced substitution against Zebre.

The out-half was in fine form over the first 43 minutes of action in Parma before departing the scene and applying ice to his leg.

The knock was nothing more than a dead leg, however, with the 24-year-old set to resume play-making duties when Leo Cullen's men make the trip to Kingspan Stadium.

Leinster are still the league leaders after last Friday night's victory over Edinburgh but Ulster will need a win to keep their Pro12 play-off hopes in their own hands.

With only two rounds of action remaining, they are in fourth place and on course for an away semi-final should they overcome Leinster and Ospreys in the campaign's final two rounds.

Irish Independent

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