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Simon Danielli a major doubt for vital Murrayfield clash

Simon Danielli is Ulster's biggest injury concern ahead of their Magners League clash with Edinburgh at Murrayfield on Friday night.

Danielli was forced off after 24 minutes during Ulster's Heineken Cup defeat in Biarritz with a shoulder injury after centre Ian Whitten landed on him.

The Scottish winger missed the early part of the season after having reconstructive surgery on his shoulder following Scotland's summer tour of Argentina.

He came back at the start of October in the win over Glasgow and was on the scoresheet against Aironi in Europe.

South African No 8 Robbie Diack should be fit for the trip to Scotland. He also had to come off early in France when he was having a huge influence on the game.

Diack got picked up a sternum injury as he tried to score after retrieving his own charge down but was bundled into touch near the the try line. Centre Darren Cave is making good progress recovering from the hamstring injury that ruled him out of the trip to Biarritz.

Cave is expected to be fit to face Edinburgh in a game that has now taken on new significance for Brian McLaughlin's men.

Sunday was the first time this season that Ulster have tasted defeat, but it was the manner of the second half collapse that was most alarming.

Ulster travel to Murrayfield with the only unbeaten record in the Magners League having won four and drawn one of their opening five games and can also boast of an early season 29-21 victory over Edinburgh..

Edinburgh have lost both their Heineken Cup fixtures so far, although they did mange to pick up a bonus point in each.

They went down 18-17 at Cardiff on the opening weekend and were stunned by Northampton Saints comeback last weekend going down 31-27 which means they are bottom of Pool 1.

However Rob Moffat's men have won both their Magners League games since their visit to Ravenhill in September with a narrow victory over Aironi and a impressive display against Leinster against Leinster which yielded a bonus point.

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