Leinster and Ulster fly the flag

Guinness PRO12 Editor

17 Jan 2011



Leinster and Ulster look to be the sides flying the flag for Magners League teams in this year’s European Cup.

Leinster have already qualified for the knock-out stages of this year’s tournament following their 43 – 20 triumph over Saracens at the weekend and travel to play Racing Metro in their final pool fixture next weekend.

Ulster’s 9 – 6 victory over last season’s European Cup finalists Biarritz Olympique keeps their quarter-final hopes alive and they look set to qualify as one of two pool runners-up.

Brian McLaughlin’s side travel to Italy to face Magners League rivals Aironi next weekend and a victory plus other results in their pool going their way could see Ulster qualify as pool winners.

Munster, Scarlets and the Blues are still all in with a chance of qualifying for the knock-out stages of the Amlin Challenge Cup if they can make the runners-up spot in each of their European Cup pools.