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Diarrhoea And Vomiting Bug Takes Down Ulster Squad With Sharks Match Postponed

Diarrhoea And Vomiting Bug Takes Down Ulster Squad With Sharks Match Postponed
By Colman Stanley Updated
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Ulster vs the Cell C Sharks has been called off due to gastroenteritis infections throughout the squad, leaving them unable to field a team for tomorrow's URC showdown.

Glasgow vs the Lions has also been postponed for the same reason, with the Scottish side also taking the brunt of a badly timed outbreak.

In layman's terms, gastroenteritis means diarrhoea and vomiting, with one punter joking on Twitter that Ulster 'quite literally shit themselves,' after seeing the Sharks' stacked line-up.

A statement from the URC website states the following:

Glasgow Warriors, Ulster Rugby, Cell C Sharks and Emirates Lions have been postponed.

Due to gastroenteritis infections it is not possible for Ulster or Glasgow Warriors to field full playing squads.

In order to ensure a duty of care towards the players involved and given the medical advice received from all key stakeholders, the United Rugby Championship has made the decision to postpone the fixtures.

The league will now move to examine potential dates to reschedule the games and will update in due course.

Ulster vs Cell C Sharks

20 May 2022; Michael Lowry of Ulster scores his side's first try despite the tackle of Jaden Hendrikse of Cell C Sharks during the United Rugby Championship match between Ulster and Cell C Sharks at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photo by John Dickson/Sportsfile

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Stuart McCloskey would have been particularly keen to take on the Sharks, given his form and his aims of impressing Ireland's head coach Andy Farrell.

The Ulster centre spoke about the now postponed game, with his words now rendered rather meaningless.


“I think with the ultra-physicality and line speed you get with the Sharks and the other South African teams that it actually lends itself a bit more (for off-loading).

“They (the South Africans) end up having to make more one-on-one tackles.

“And that’s instead of what you get when you play teams like the Ospreys where they will try and double-team you a lot more or choke tackle you more."


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