Monday 11 December 2017

Ulster stars recovering but Wallace ruled out

Paddy Wallace
Paddy Wallace

ULSTER have been boosted by the news that the the quartet of players who picked up knocks during Saturday's disappointing defeat against Leinster should all be fit for Friday's next derby clash against Munster.

Luke Marshall, Andrew Trimble, Darren Cave and Rob Herring all suffered soft tissue injuries in the loss at the RDS but the Northerners revealed yesterday that all four are responding well to treatment and are expected to be available for selection for the Ravenhill clash.

Mark Anscombe's options may be further swelled after the news that Iain Henderson, Chris Henry and Nick Williams have all resumed full training. A decision on whether they will feature against Munster will be taken later in the week.

One player who will certainly be available for selection is Johann Muller, who was rested for the Leinster match.

Of those on the treatment table, Paddy Wallace will be out for up to three weeks following a muscle tear in his leg, which means that he will also miss the crucial Heineken Cup clashes against Montpellier and Leicester Tigers.

The centre only recently returned from a nine-month lay-off with a cruciate injury.

Hooker Rory Best and wing Tommy Bowe are recovering well from their injuries and continue to be assessed to determine when they will be able to return to play.

Irish Independent

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