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    Toulouse v Ulster (for what it’s worth!)

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    <TD =abstract>Mark McCall has today named his side to take on Toulouse this Sunday at the Stade Ernest Wallon, Kick Off 2.05pm local time. </TD></TR>
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    <TD =article>The Ulster starting XV for the trip to Toulouse this weekend shows no changes to that which was defeated by Llanelli, except for the either/or combination of Kieran Campbell and Isaac Boss at scrum-half.
    There is a chance that Boss,who injured his shoulder against Glasgow at the beginning of the month, will be fit to play, although Paul Marshall has also been named as an option in the replacements panel.


    Stephen Ferris is also another possible inclusion after an injury lay-off (hand) and has been named on the bench as back-row cover along with promising youngster David Pollock who will step in should Ferris be deemed unavailable. Pollock who plays his club rugby for Queens University has yet to start for Ulster having only signed his development contract in October, but has made a big impression on the Irish age grade scene having represented both Ireland U19s and U21s in one season.


    The choice of either Tim Barker orRyan Caldwell as second rowreplacements is the final position to be confirmed.
    McCall will announce hisfinalised team and replacements by 12 noon on Friday as per tournament regulations.


    ULSTER TEAM


    15 - Mark Bartholomeusz; 14 - Tommy Bowe; 13 - Andrew Trimble; 12 - Paul Steinmetz; 11 - Paul McKenzie; 10 - Paddy Wallace; 9 - Kieran Campbell / Isaac Boss; 1 - Bryan Young; 2 - Rory Best; 3 - Simon Best (Captain); 4 - Justin Harrison; 5 - Matt McCullough; 6 - Neil Best; 7 - Kieron Dawson; 8 - Roger Wilson;
    Replacements:
    16 - Paul Shields; 17 - Justin Fitzpatrick; 18 - Tim Barker / Ryan Caldwell 19 - Stephen Ferris / David Pollock; 20 - Isaac Boss / Kieran Campbell / Paul Marshall 21 - Adam Larkin; 22 - Kevin Maggs</TD></TR></T></TABLE>

    #2
    Was listening to a good sports program on the BBC last night and theyhighlighted the fact that only four teams have scored less tries than Ulster in this years competition and three of them teams are Italian. Surely this is a major concern for Ulster

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      #3

      Originally posted by Skyhawk
      Was listening to a good sports program on the BBC last night and theyhighlighted the fact that only four teams have scored less tries than Ulster in this years competition and three of them teams are Italian. Surely this is a major concern for Ulster
      Too right it is. Apart the first half agin Toulouse we have struggled in attack. The backs look too predictable and the forwards aren't getting on top of other teams to make the space to attack into. So when you put those together you don't score a lot.

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        #4


        It's a crying shame that a backline with great running players like Boss, Steinmetz, Trimble, Bartholemeuz and Bowe that we continually struggle to score tries.


        Part of the blame has to lie with the pack as despite being a pretty effective unit on paper they struggle to assert themselves on a game. Too many forwards are AWOL in the three quarter line or just being generally ineffective.


        A first win in France is the aim of the game, maybe get some sort of away monkey of our back that plagues us every bloody season.

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          #5
          Ya its a strange one, I still fail to understand why Ulster struggle to score tries [img]smileys/c&#111;nfused.gif[/img]you may be hitting the nail on the head in relation to the 3/4 line.....

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            #6


            To be fair, Ulster have been crap this year in the HC...the loss away to LI was very bad,as was last week...I ,for 1,,was very surprised with their result on day1...and plenty of their fans were singing how great they were going to be this year,and how good their players are....the fact their top the ML says a lot about that league...Munster are correct in treating it as they do(choice or no choice!)


            Ulster need to wake up...Hump is past it, and not their future,and ,like Ireland before,I see not benefit in them still playing him....Trimble and Best are the only 2 players you have who should be involved with Ireland(as potential starters), with Boss(very similiar to Reddan thou)being Stringers back up....Bowe has a good scoring record for ye and might make it back aswell someday.....


            Are the Ulster fans happy to win the ML every year and be a joke in Europe?Interested to know what any Ulster fans who poston herethink...
            Seas suas agus troid!

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              #7
              LLCoolJ, you're right Ulster have struggled for a while in Europe, but i wouldn't be so smug, these things go in cycles, historically Ulster remain the most successful irish province and i've no doubt we'll come again, like Ireland had their "naughty nineties" that Gerry Thornley refers to, Ulster are having a crap period now, but we're beginning to come out of it, let's see what happens in the next couple of years. For now though Ulster are very much the third Irish province.

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                #8
                7-0 to Toulouse after 6 minutes.

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                  #9
                  Try McCullough, conversion by Wallace, 7-7 after 14 minutes.

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                    #10





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                      #11
                      10-7 to Toulouse at the mo. Ulster nearly scored through Bryan Young.

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                        #12





                        Still 10 - 7 at half time.





                        10 - 10 now 43 gone
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                          #13


                          Finished 28 - 13 to ST.


                          The Milkman came on after 48mins and was in the bin by the 55th, fighting with the Plank. TB was replaced when his time in the bin was up.


                          Allegedly he went into the crowd while warming up and broke an Ulster fans jaw.


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                            #14

                            Originally posted by dermotmccarthy

                            Finished 28 - 13 to ST.


                            The Milkman came on after 48mins and was in the bin by the 55th, fighting with the Plank. TB was replaced when his time in the bin was up.


                            Allegedly he went into the crowd while warming up and broke an Ulster fans jaw.

                            Just heard that myself. Unfortunately it's alleged an Ulster supporter made a sectarian comment and Trevor lost the plot. Still waiting for the official line though..

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                              #15

                              Originally posted by Max Headroom
                              Originally posted by dermotmccarthy

                              Finished 28 - 13 to ST.


                              The Milkman came on after 48mins and was in the bin by the 55th, fighting with the Plank. TB was replaced when his time in the bin was up.


                              Allegedly he went into the crowd while warming up and broke an Ulster fans jaw.

                              Just heard that myself. Unfortunately it's alleged an Ulster supporter made a comment and Trevor lost the plot. Still waiting for the official line though..

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