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Marshall: We have a target on our back

By Michael Sadlier

Published 05/10/2016

Warning: Ulster ace Paul Marshall
Warning: Ulster ace Paul Marshall

Paul Marshall is determined to see PRO12 leaders Ulster hit six wins from six when they head west to take on reigning champions Connacht on Friday night.

And the 31-year-old scrum-half badly wants to keep the winning streak going ahead of the opening salvoes of Ulster's European campaign with two weekends of Champions Cup action to follow, starting with a challenging trip to Bordeaux on Sunday, October 16.

"We're not getting carried away by five out of five or by making it six from six," Marshall said. "Every week it gets harder for us. Everyone was gunning for Connacht last season and everyone is gunning for us now to take that unbeaten streak off us."

Meanwhile, Ulster are hopeful that Iain Henderson will return from the elbow issue which ruled him out of last week's Ospreys clash, while Luke Marshall could also be back after suffering concussion against the Scarlets in mid-September.

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