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Video: Ulster's Franco van der Merwe will tackle crunch 10 weeks head-on


Ulster's Franco van der Merwe, 31-year-old former Lions player from Super 15 rugby, is clearly refreshed and eager to get back to playing after his break to New York. “The break was good and just to get away from it all and change the routine was also good,” Van der Merwe says, emphasising how it is essential to recharge the batteries in a long haul of a season. Van der Merwe has shown his durability having been involved in every game for Ulster and with fellow locks Dan Tuohy and Iain Henderson still out with injury — though Tuohy should be back soon — the hope is that the South African can keep fit and plug away during the key games which are coming thick and fast. Credit: Belfast Telegraph

 

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