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Ulster v Connacht


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Mark McCall is undecided on three of his starting lineup for this local derby on Stephen's Day. David Humphreys and Paddy Wallace are in contention for the fly-half berth, while either Rory Best or Paul Shields will play at hooker while Justin Harrison's partner at lock is between Matt McCullough and Tim Barker.

Connacht make 6 changes for the trip to Belfast with David Gannon, Ray Ofisa, Colm Rigney, Chris Keane and Darren Yapp all coming into the side.

Ulster: B Cunningham, M Bartholomeusz, P Steinmetz, K Maggs, A Trimble, D Humphreys/Paddy Wallace, K Campbell, J Fitzpatrick, P Shields/R Best, S Best (cpt), J Harrison, M McCullough/T Barker, N Best, N McMillan, R Wilson.
Replacements: P Shields/R Best, B Young, M McCullough/T Barker, K Dawson, I Boss, D Humphreys/P Wallace, T Bowe.

Connacht: D Riordan, D Yapp, P Warwick, G Williams, K Matthews, Mark McHugh, Chris Keane, Brett Wilkinson, John Fogarty ©, S Knoop, D Gannon, A Farley, J Muldoon, R Ofisa, C Rigney.
Replacements: A Flavin, B Sturgess, M Swift, M Lacey, C O'Loughlin, J Hearty, T Robinson.
Not so bad for Ulster tonight despite missing out on the bonus point although that is more down to the performance of the Ospreys at home to the Scarlets moreso than their win over Connacht.

Could be quite a significant period for Ulster if they can come away with a win on New Years Eve at Lansdowne Rd.