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Humphreys: Underdogs tag will suit Ulster fine

Updated: Monday, 30 Apr 2012 09:04

Brian McLaughlin and Tom Court after Ulster semi-final triumph
Brian McLaughlin and Tom Court after Ulster semi-final triumph

Ulster Director of Rugby David Humphreys feels the province will be content with having the underdogs tag ahead of the Heineken Cup final. 

Brian McLaughlin’s side had a 22-19 victory over Edinburgh to book their place against Leinster in the Twickenham decider on 19 May. 

Looking forward to the All-Ireland clash, Humphreys said: "The game will be a great occasion for rugby fans and particularly Irish rugby fans, as Ulster/Leinster is one of the oldest rivalries in the game.

"We'll have two teams who know each other so well, lining out for European rugby's biggest prize. 

"We ground out a win at the Aviva Stadium against Edinburgh but that won't be good enough when we face Leinster.

"They'll certainly be the hot favourites but we're content with the underdogs tag."

Ulster will be seeking their first European title in 13 years, while Leinster will be a looking for a third Heineken Cup success in four years. 

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