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Trimble return boosts Ulster as they make 5-day turnaround from Clermont to Connacht

Kyle McCall, however, looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after a ‘significant hamstring injury’.

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ULSTER WILL WELCOME record try-scorer Andrew Trimble back for this Friday’s Christmas inter-provincial clash with Connacht.

The powerful international wing limped out early during the November victory over Australia and has been recovering from a foot tendon problem for the three weeks since.

Director of rugby Les Kiss will welcome the 32-year-old’s return to the field, coming just five days after a second bruising battle with Clermont Auvergne.

Sunday’s defeat has left prop Kyle McCall seeking the advice of a surgeon in London after a “significant” injury to his right hamstring. Lock Pete Browne was diagnosed with concussion and so will also miss the meeting with Connacht.

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