Friday 15 December 2017

Ulster wait on wallace

AN update on Paddy Wallace's ankle injury is expected today after the Ireland centre was forced off during Ulster's 15-10 victory over Munster at Ravenhill last Saturday.

Wallace was replaced by Fijian Timoci Nagusa on 52 minutes after appearing to twist his ankle after making a tackle and Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin said they expect to have more information on the injury today. Ulster face crucial Heineken Cup matches at home to Edinburgh and away to Bath in the middle of January, while Ireland's Six Nations campaign gets under way at the start of February.

Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris received treatment on his shoulder and openside Willie Falloon was replaced by Thomas Anderson but McLaughlin said that Wallace's injury was the only one causing concern.

Ulster's victory has moved them up three places to sixth in the Magners League table, three points off the top four. Glasgow are still first after the weekend's action with the Ospreys in second place, Leinster in third and Munster in fourth. Connacht remain in last position, eight points behind the Scarlets but, following the cancellation of their match with Leinster last Saturday, both provinces have a game in hand.

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