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Ulster have what it takes to clinch European crown, insists Duane Vermeulen

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Ultimate goal: Duane Vermeulen says Ulster are hungry for the Euro crown. Credit: INPHO/EJ Langer

Ultimate goal: Duane Vermeulen says Ulster are hungry for the Euro crown. Credit: INPHO/EJ Langer

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Ultimate goal: Duane Vermeulen says Ulster are hungry for the Euro crown. Credit: INPHO/EJ Langer

Ulster’s Duane Vermeulen believes the province have it in them to be real contenders for Europe’s prestigious Champions Cup this season.

Dan McFarland’s men host reigning champions Toulouse in Ravenhill this evening with a slender six-point advantage from the first leg of this last-16 tie.

Dethroning the holders would certainly put the rest of Europe on notice with World Cup winner Vermeulen believing in this side.

“You don’t play in the competition just to compete, you play in it to win,” said the 35-year-old. “That’s the ultimate goal. Everyone wants to lift trophies, make memories throughout the journey.

“Ultimately everyone wants to win trophies. In this squad there is a big hunger for this trophy.

“We’re in line to compete and win a trophy like that. Hopefully we can step up and try to play our best game and deliver on the weekend.”

Ulster have made two changes for the game with Andrew Warwick and Ethan McIlroy coming into the side.

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