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Ulster bid to save season gets tougher


Jono Gibbes
Jono Gibbes

By Michael Sadlier

Ulster's already challenging run-in to save their Guinness PRO14 play-off hopes has now potentially become even more difficult after the weather-enforced postponement of tomorrow night's clash with Glasgow Warriors.

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With the game rescheduled for the weekend of April 20-22 it means that Jono Gibbes and his squad could now be facing the might of a full strength Glasgow side no longer diluted by extensive Six Nations commitments.

The date switch for the game also means that Ulster will at least have back-to-back home games in April as they bid to salvage knockout rugby and an automatic place in next season's Champions Cup.

They now play Glasgow at the Kingspan the weekend after hosting Ospreys before then finishing their regulation season at Munster.

Ulster next play on March 24 when they travel to Cardiff Blues. The province are due to play on four straight weekends next month starting with a crucial clash at Edinburgh on April 6.

In a statement, PRO14 said: "Because of the travel implications, an early decision was made after consultation with both clubs due to the severe weather warnings in place across Ireland and the UK."

Ulster have said that tickets are valid for the rearranged game and refunds available until March 3 from point of purchase.

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