The pressure will be on us against Connacht-Ludik

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Simon Hunter chats to Louis Ludik about tomorrow night's Pro12 clash away to reigning champions Connacht and the season ahead.

Among the topics are the close encounter with Ospreys, the challenge of playing last season's champions, the new European Champions Cup season and life in Northern Ireland, among other things.

The team travels to Connacht tomorrow night, hoping to win their sixth consecutive match this season.

Les Kiss' men sit in top spot in the table, on twenty-one points and sixteen ahead of their opponents.

Tommy Bowe makes his first start in six months, while Jared Payne captains the side from full-back.

The last two meetings between the sides resulted in Ulster victories.

Charles Piatau and Franco van der Merwe are both injured, while Ruan Pienaar is rested.

Kick-off at the sportsground is 7:35pm.


(15-9): J Payne (C); T Bowe, L Ludik, D Cave, C Gilroy; P Jackson, P Marshall

(1-8): C Black, R Best, R Ah You, R Diack, P Browne, I Henderson, C Ross, R Wilson

Replacements (16-23): R Herring, A Warwick, R Kane, K Treadwell, S Reidy, D Shanahan, B Herron, R Lyttle.

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