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ERC Say No

27th January 2012 By jess

ERC Say No

The ERC have rejected Ulster’s request that their Heineken Cup quarter final fixture with Munster be switched from Easter Sunday.

“We did ask the ERC to consider not making us play on a Sunday but ultimately it is their decision and the decision of the broadcasters." said Ulster Press Officer, Lyndsey Irwin.

The request is believed to have been made on the basis of some player's religious convictions although Ulster have played both League and Heineken Cup games in the recent past on Sunday's.

Nor does Irwin expect that religious convictions will preclude them traveling without full support, their followers expected to take up their full 6,000 ticket allocation.

Meanwhile, those players not involved with national squads this week are on a week off. The squad re-assembles next Monday with a trip to Italy and games against Aironi and Treviso on the horizon.

Those games represent the start of a defining period as far as Munster are concerned in the RaboDirect PRO12. During the RBS Six Nations window, they play five RaboDirect PRO12 games, four of which are away from home.

That League period concludes with a home tie against Leinster, one week before they take on Ulster in the Thomond Park Stadium quarter final.

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