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Glasgow v Ulster: Old boy Tommy Seymour a threat, warns Niall Malone

By Jonathan Bradley

Published 23/09/2016

Flying form: Seymour has been scoring freely in this year’s PRO12
Flying form: Seymour has been scoring freely in this year’s PRO12

With six tries in the first three rounds of PRO12 action, Glasgow wing Tommy Seymour has been one of the league's most dangerous performers this season with Ulster skills coach Niall Malone wary the province are not hurt by one of their former charges this evening.

Seymour, who was born in America but grew up in Northern Ireland, left Belfast for Glasgow in 2011 and has since gone on to establish himself as an important figure in the Scotland national side.

Malone, who worked with the 28-year-old at both Ballymena and in the Ulster Academy, thinks there could even be a call-up to this summer's Lions tour in the offing.

"If you picked a British Lions team at the minute then Tommy Seymour would have to be in it, I think," he said.

"I coached the Ballymena team for a year when he played there. I was always expecting somebody good to come and have a look at him because of how he was playing.

"I knew he was good but maybe under-estimated just how good he was going to be."

After watching him score in this fixture last season, Malone is hoping that the Academy product doesn't make a similar impact on tonight's encounter.

"He's played well against us and it's funny how familiar faces can come back to haunt you a bit," added Malone. "Hopefully he won't do that this weekend."

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