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Ulster ready for do or die battle: Luke

Luke Marshall reckons Ulster are equipped to tackle mighty Clermont head-on and get the result they require in tomorrow's crunch European tie at the Kingspan Stadium (kick-off 1.00pm).

Les Kiss's team need a win against the Pool Five leaders in the first of their pivotal back-to-back meetings in order to stay in touch with the powerful French side who are also top of their domestic Top 14 league as well.

"It's high pressure, do or die, but I think these type of games and that pressure brings out the best in teams," the centre said of third-placed Ulster's chances of causing an upset against a side who have already taken maximum points from their two European games.

"It's really win or bust," added Marshall.


Confident: Luke Marshall

Confident: Luke Marshall

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Confident: Luke Marshall

"But we feel that we're a top quality team and hopefully it is going to bring out the best in us.

"We know we have to be at the top of our game but they are beatable. They were beaten in their last game (away in the Top 14) so we know it's possible."

Belfast Telegraph