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Rory Best ready to rock for Ulster

By Niall Crozier

Published 27/09/2013

Clean break: Rory Best, in training yesterday, can't wait to get back into action for Ulster tonight
Clean break: Rory Best, in training yesterday, can't wait to get back into action for Ulster tonight

Rory Best intends to hit the ground running for Ulster tonight and put his Lions nightmare behind him once and for all.

Best will receive the warmest welcome imaginable from the Ravenhill crowd when he lines out for the first time this season against Benetton Treviso in the RaboDirect PRO12 competition (kick-off 7.05pm).

So too will Ulster's other Lion, Tommy Bowe, making a welcome return to club action after his trip Down Under.

Bowe, of course, helped the British and Irish Lions to a famous series victory over Australia, but for Best his tour was blighted by a midweek defeat to Brumbies as captain in what was an uncharacteristic poor performance from the Ireland hooker.

Best, captain tonight in the absence of Johann Muller, will be out to prove that his standards are much higher than that.

"When you are coming back the pressure is put on you. You're an international player so there's a standard expected of you," said a determined Best, relishing a tough battle with Treviso.

"Playing Treviso is a great challenge. They are a quality side and we will give them respect, but more importantly we need to get our own game right."

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