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Centre stage: Angus Curtis will start for Ulster A
Centre stage: Angus Curtis will start for Ulster A

By Michael Sadlier

With just two games to go before the final, Ulster A can take a huge step towards having a shot at lifting the Celtic Cup should they see off the Ospreys at Gibson Park this evening (kick-off 5pm).

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With four wins from five behind them, head coach Kieran Campbell's team will be hungry for another victory and a try bonus to keep them in a good place to make next month's final, which is contested between the top two sides.

After winning 43-31 at the Dragons last weekend, Campbell has made a few alterations to his starting side for this evening.

In the backline, Angus Curtis comes in at centre with Ross Adair moving out to the wing.

Adam McBurney and Peter Cooper start in the front-row with Dave O'Connor coming in at lock. Joe Dunleavy is at blindside flanker.

ULSTER A: E McIlroy; R Adair, H Hyde, A Curtis, G Curtis; B Houston, N Doak; C Reid, A McBurney, P Cooper; D O'Connor, J Regan; J Dunleavy, D McCann (Capt), A Allison.

Replacements: Z McCall, T O'Hagan, P Mullen, M Dalton, Marcus Rea, L Finlay, L Pollock, C Rankin.

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