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Wednesday 21 February 2018

Ulster wait on humphreys

Ulster have given fly-half Ian Humphreys a further 24 hours to prove his fitness ahead of tomorrow's Pro12 clash against the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium.

Humphreys took a heavy blow to the shoulder in last Friday's win over the Blues and he has avoided all contact training since due to severe bruising.

Paddy Jackson, who has only made one start for Ulster since his debut at the tail-end of last season, stands by.

If Humphreys manages to make the game, Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin will make only one change from the side that knocked the Blues off their top perch last week, with young hopeful Luke Marshall replacing the injured Darren Cave in midfield.

OSPREYS -- B Davies; R Fussell, T Isaacs, A Bishop, H Dirksen; D Biggar, R Webb; D Jones, S Baldwin, A Jarvis; I Gough, J Goode; T Smith, J Tipuric (capt), J Thomas. Reps: R Hibbard, C Griffiths, J Rees, J King, J Bearman, M Morgan, S Parker, K Phillips.

ULSTER -- J Payne; C Gilroy, N Spence, L Marshall, I Whitten; I Humphreys, P Marshall; D Fitzpatrick, A Kyriacou, J Cronin; L Stevenson, D Tuohy; P Wannenburg, C Henry (capt), R Diack. Reps: N Brady, P McAllister, A Macklin, T Barker, W Faloon, B McIlroy, P Jackson, A D'Arcy.

REF -- D Phillips (IRFU).

Ospreys v Ulster

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