Monday 21 October 2019

McFarland assesses damage after tough Kings encounter

Ulster boss Dan McFarland. Photo: Sportsfile
Ulster boss Dan McFarland. Photo: Sportsfile

Ryan Corry

Ulster Rugby head coach Dan McFarland will be travelling to Dublin with a host of players in his squad who know the ins and outs of Leinster Rugby.

One of those, Jordi Murphy, was on his way to winning this competition with Leinster at this stage last year.

The Barcelona native made the move in pre-season and now will be hoping to return with Marty Moore, John Cooney and more to get one over on their old team-mates.

Last weekend's PRO14 clash with South African side Southern Kings was a costly one for McFarland.

Louis Ludik is nursing a knee injury sustained in that game while Moore is currently following the return-to-play protocols after picking up a concussion.

Darren Cave was also withdrawn early from the game which marred what was a good win for Ulster.

Will Addison remains absent with an ongoing back injury.

In more positive developments, Marcell Coetzee made his first appearance since January in the same game and will be a huge addition to the Ulster pack.

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