No serious injury concerns for Anscombe

Ulster coach admits that there are some bruised bodies ahead of Saracens game

 Ulster's Paddy Jackson and head coach Mark Anscombe at the RDS last weekend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ulster's Paddy Jackson and head coach Mark Anscombe at the RDS last weekend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

 

Ulster coach Mark Anscombe has given his Ulster team a clean bill of health for this weekend’s Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Twickenham following last Saturday’s bruising victory over Leinster at the RDS.

The New Zealander stated that a number of his players were sore after their narrow win in Dublin. “Yeah most definitely,” said Anscome when asked if his side was bruised. “Obviously when you play game like that there are going to be sore bodies. I’m sure they have got a few (sore bodies) down in Dublin. We’ve certainly got a few sore ones here; no, none that are putting any fear into us.”

Ulster who trained this week at the Lough Erne Golf resort just outside Enniskillen, face a tough trip to take on the in-form London side at English rugby headquarters.

Anscombe added that the game against Leinster was just what his side needed. “It was always going to be a tough battle,” said the Ulster coach. “It was one that you need before a game like Saracens at the weekend.”