Glasgow Warriors v Ulster: Craig Gilroy will go out to carve up Warriors
Ulster's Craig Gilroy is out to deal a huge blow to Glasgow Warriors' title defence when the two sides meet in a crunch Pro12 clash at Scotstoun this evening (7.35pm).
Les Kiss's men currently occupy the last of the league's four play-off spots but the side who beat them in last season's semi-finals are just four points behind with a game in hand.
At this stage of the campaign, Gilroy knows the difference between winning and losing will be massive in the final standings.
"It'll be a huge test," said the winger. "Where they are in the league at the minute, this is such a big game. We can't let them back in or give them a sniff.
"They have been a bit of a thorn for us and probably a few Irish provinces.
"They've slipped off a few performances this year but they're not the champions for nothing. They're a fantastic team.
"They'll get some internationals back and it'll be a huge challenge."
Unlike their hosts, the visitors don't have their Six Nations frontliners back in harness, but Iain Henderson makes a long awaited return from injury - and starts at flanker - in a game that will bring a 100th Ulster cap for Paddy Jackson.
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