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Justin Harrison: It was unthinkable Ulster would go so long without silverware after our 2006 success but now I want my boys to know what the province means

 

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Silver service: Justin Harrison lifts the 2006 Celtic League trophy, which remains Ulster’s last piece of silverware

Silver service: Justin Harrison lifts the 2006 Celtic League trophy, which remains Ulster’s last piece of silverware

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Silver service: Justin Harrison lifts the 2006 Celtic League trophy, which remains Ulster’s last piece of silverware

The last Ulster captain to get his hands on a piece of silverware laughs at the thought of how the picture of him hoisting the Celtic League trophy still has pride of place in the corridors of what he knew as Ravenhill.

Yeah, well it wasn’t meant to be me, was it?” chuckles Justin Harrison, captain of the province the day David Humphreys’ dramatic late drop goal beat the Ospreys to seal the 2006 title.

“Simon (Best) was the one that should have been lifting it, he was our captain. It was unfortunate for him breaking his ankle the week before. Whenever he put together one of the farewell montages for me when I was leaving a few years later, he’d included that picture but with his head superimposed over mine.”