Cast Away

Thumbs up! Stephen Ferris will be back playing rugby soon

… but not a moment too soon judging by Ireland’s dismal tour of New Zealand.

ULSTER AND IRELAND flanker Stephen Ferris got the thumbs up today following a minor operation on his left hand.

Ferris tweeted a picture of a rather tasty scar with the caption “Cast off today” this afternoon, so we’re guessing he’ll be back to his imposing best before too long.

In other news — is that his copy of Ulster Tatler on the table?

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