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Four key players return to bolster Ulster squad for Dragons trip

Ulster's squad is set to be bolstered ahead of Friday's trip to face Dragons.

Four players are due to return to the panel as Rory Best, Sean Reidy and Stuart McCloskey are back from international duty and Chris Henry is again available after an injury sustained in the 36-43 win over Southern Kings at the start of the month.

Best, Reidy and McCloskey were all part of the Ireland squad that picked up a perfect record of three wins from three during the autumn internationals, seeing off South Africa, Fiji and Argentina. Fellow internationals Jacob Stockdale and Iain Henderson, however, will not return to club action this weekend.

Henry captained the side in South Africa on November 4 but hasn't featured since.

Last weekend, Ulster handed debuts to Academy players Aaron Hall, Greg Jones and Matthew Dalton. Hall started the match while the other two came off the bench in the narrow victory over Benetton Treviso. And Hall has spoken of his hope that he has done enough to hold onto his place in the line-up.

Ulster face Dragons in the Guinness Pro 14 on Friday evening (kick-off 7.35pm).

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