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Ulster underdogs can show bite on revenge mission: Marshall

 

Luke Marshall
Luke Marshall
Jonathan Bradley

By Jonathan Bradley

Ulster's Luke Marshall says the province will relish their underdog tag in tonight's Glasgow revenge mission.

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Dan McFarland's men return to Scotstoun for a PRO14 semi-final just six weeks on from a thumping 30-7 defeat against the same opposition in a game played less than a week after the heartbreaking Champions Cup quarter-final loss to inter-pro foes Leinster.

"This is a good chance to hopefully get revenge," said a very optimistic Marshall. "It should give us motivation in that we didn't perform well as a team all round but we know we're a better side than that and going over there we don't have anything to lose.

"They've come out top of their conference and obviously they had a good win over us last time, so we will have the underdog tag but we're happy with that.

"We know that if we play well and get close to hitting that same level as we did against Leinster in the Euro quarter-final, we're probably good enough for anyone.

"So hopefully we can hit that level (tonight)."

Marshall will again start in the centre but ahead of a changed back-three after Ulster were boosted by the returns to fitness of both Jacob Stockdale and Louis Ludik as they bid to reach their first final since 2013, when they lost to Leinster.

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