Ulster stars play waiting game on busy weekend

As we settle in to watch the rarity of a near full strength Munster-Leinster interpro tomorrow evening, the spectacle can be cited as a fine example of the theory that when a door closes, a window opens.

hen the season’s compressed schedule was originally drawn up, this weekend was slated as one of four set aside for European action.

With margins tighter than ever before in the race for quarter-final spots, a weekend of high drama and tension was envisaged. For two weeks already, we’ve known that not all was going according to plan, the postponement of the two concluding rounds of the pool stages now looking for all the world as if they’ll never be played.

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