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Trimby will get over Irish woe, says Doak

Guiness Pro12 League

By Jonathan Bradley

Ulster head coach Neil Doak expects to see Andrew Trimble put his World Cup disappointment behind him and show his worth in the Guinness PRO12.

The 30-year-old failed to make Ireland boss Joe Schmidt's 31-man squad for the finals, but Doak said: "Trimby is a true pro.

"He's a couple of games now to get more time under his belt."

With injuries a possibility, Trimble, along with Dan Tuohy, Rob Herring and Craig Gilroy, could still see action for Ireland over the coming months and Doak wants the quartet to show they are ready for action when the domestic campaign begins tomorrow night against the Ospreys.

All four are expected to be named this afternoon in the team to meet last season's fellow beaten semi-finalists but there are injury fears over other key men.

"They have to prove on Friday and over the next weeks that if anything unfortunate happens to players in their position that they're ready to take that opportunity if called upon," Doak said.

"We've a few injuries at the moment; we'll have a final indication soon."

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