Triple Injury Blow For Ulster Ahead Of Champions Cup Quarter Final Clash With Leinster

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Ulster will likely be without the services of Ireland internationals Will Addison and Craig Gilroy for their Champions Cup quarter final clash with Leinster next weekend at the Aviva.

Addison picked up a training-ground injury on international duty with Ireland during the Six Nations, while winger Gilroy remains sidelined with a troublesome back problem.

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Meanwhile lock Iain Henderson is also a major doubt as he continues to recover from a knee problem that kept him out of Ireland’s final Six Nations match with Wales on Saturday.

“We are hoping Ian is going to be right for the quarter-final next week,” Ulster coach Aaron Dundon said.

“At the moment, we don’t have a definite answer for that, it’s day-by-day for him and we will see next week.” 

There is a bit of good news for Ulster though, with South African back-row Marcell Coetzee set to make his return from injury against the Kings in the Guinness PRO14 this weekend.

Leinster also have their own injury problems, with Devin Toner, Josh van der Flier and Robbie Henshaw also set to miss out.