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Marty Moore ruled out for season as Ulster monitor Jacob Stockdale injury

Marty Moore
Marty Moore

Ulster prop Marty Moore has been ruled out for the remainder of the campaign after picking up an ankle ligament injury in last weekend's bonus point victory over Edinburgh.

The 28-year-old will visit a specialist this week but will not play again this season.

Meanwhile, star winger Jacob Stockdale's hamstring problem will be 'monitored on an ongoing basis'. The 23-year-old suffered the injury in the same game.

The real priority will be ensuring Stockdale is fit in time for the league quarter-final tie at home to Connacht on either Friday, May 3 or Saturday, May 4.

Ulster have no match this weekend and host Leinster in their final regular season PRO14 game on Saturday, April 27. That match has little significance, with Ulster already sure of second place in Conference B.

Head coach Dan McFarland is also sweating over the fitness of captain Rory Best, who is hoping to play again this season.

The 36-year-old has been out since suffering an ankle ligament injury near the start of his side's European Champions Cup quarter-final defeat to Leinster.

McFarland is already without star centre Will Addison, who was ruled out for the remainder of the season having undergone surgery.

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