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Ulster fired up in bid to restore pride, says Herring

 

Jacob Stockdale
Jacob Stockdale

By Michael Sadlier

Skipper Rob Herring has called on Ulster to put everything on the line in tonight's first Irish derby of the season against Munster at Thomond Park in Limerick (kick-off 5.15pm).

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Dan McFarland's squad go south determined to make amends for last season's record 64-7, nine-try annihilation at the same venue.

"We want to go there and represent our province with a performance that does us proud and last year I don't think we got that," said Herring.

"It is a tough place to go and they haven't lost there in a while so we want to fire a few shots," said the Ireland player who was part of the last Ulster team to win at Thomond Park in 2014.

McFarland has returning Ireland World Cup players Jacob Stockdale and Jordi Murphy in his side though lock and club captain Iain Henderson is not involved after his heavy workload in Japan.

Neither Marcell Coetzee nor Billy Burns are making the trip which sees 21-year-old Angus Curtis starting at out-half.

Prop Marty Moore gets his first start of the season after recovering from injury, while Stuart McCloskey also returns.

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