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Ireland Face Ulster At IRFU High Performance Centre

Ireland vs Ulster Rugby Training, IRFU High Performance Centre, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 5/3/2020 James Ryan with Greg Jones Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The Ulster Rugby squad travelled to Dublin today to face Ireland in a training session described as ‘pretty physical and done in the right manner’ by head coach Andy Farrell.

Both squad have had an enforced layoff so it was an opportunity to take training up a level this week as Ireland continue to prepare for the Guinness Six Nations match against France and Ulster face into games against Dragons, Glasgow and Toulouse.

We hear from Farrell, Dan McFarland, Michael Lowry and Ulster captain, albeit in opposition today, Iain Henderson.

Speaking after the session Farrell said,

We’re very grateful to Ulster for coming down. It was a great session done in the right manner and yeah, it was physical at times but both sides got a lot out of it.

Ulster Head Coach Dan McFarland added,

 It was really nice to come down and train with Andy and the Ireland lads. We brought a young group down and we’ve really got a lot out of it.

Check out the photo gallery from today here.