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We can finish season with a flourish: Peel

 

Crunch time: Dwayne Peel
Crunch time: Dwayne Peel
Jonathan Bradley

By Jonathan Bradley

Ulster assistant coach Dwayne Peel believes if the side can carry the momentum garnered from two straight wins they can still be a threat come season's end.

The province could still make the PRO14's play-offs if they were to win both their remaining games with bonus points and Edinburgh lose to Glasgow next weekend without taking a point, while one win would almost certainly leave them in a winner-takes-all contest with Ospreys for a place in next year's Champions Cup.

In a worst-case scenario, they could be overhauled by Benetton and know as early as next weekend that it'll be Challenge Cup rugby in 2018/19.

"Hopefully we can stay in it because we're starting to pick up a bit of momentum and if we can carry that through and we end up getting up somewhere then I don't think a lot of sides will fancy us," said Peel.

Matty Rea will miss the game but Johnny McPhillips is fit.

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