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Ulster confirm hamstring injury keeps captain Best out for up to six weeks

Ulster and Ireland captain Rory Best will be out of action for up to six weeks the province have confirmed.

The hooker was injured in training last Thursday.

In a statement on Monday, Ulster confirmed Best would be out for between four and six weeks.

He is set to miss Ulster’s first two Champions Cup pool games against Wasps and La Rochelle and possibly three Pro14 games. He may be available for the Leinster game on October 28.

With Best having played no rugby since the British and Irish Lions tour, the injury is likely to impact on his chances of selection for Ireland’s November international Tests.

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