Big names named in Ulster squad
February 14, 2007
Mark McCall has today named a 23 man Ulster squad to take on the Dragons on Friday night at Ravenhill, with the squad including seven players who have been involved with the Irish senior team in recent weeks.
Included is Isaac Boss who played for the full 80 minutes for Ireland against France on Sunday. McCall also welcomes back Ulster favourite David Humphreys who has now fully recovered from his elbow injury.
Ryan Caldwell replaces Matt McCullough as second row cover the squad, McCullough has had a recurrence of a toe injury which requires ongoing management. Also missing is Mark Bartholomeusz who sustained an injury to his posterior cruciate ligament during the Ospreys game, at this stage it is estimated that Mark will be out of rugby for 6-8 weeks.
New Ulster Rugby signing Sam Harding has been included in the squad and will be hoping to make his debut in the Magners League this weekend.
Ulster are currently second place in the Magners League and will be hoping for a return to winning ways at Ravenhill.
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