Ulster set to lose star man Charles Piutau to injury

Ulster have announced that full-back Charles Piutau is set for a number of weeks on the sideline after being injured in their win over the Southern Kings.

The Northern province ran in nine tries in a 59-10 victory but it came at a cost.

Piutau dislocated a rib cartilage while two other players also suffered injuries.

Injury to Piutau will be a blow to the player who is set to leave Ulster at the end of the season.

The former All-Black is set to join former Connacht coach Pat Lam at Bristol next season.

Sean Reidy sustained a medial ligament knee injury meaning he is set to missing for six weeks while Rob Lytte suffered a hamstring injury meaning he could miss four to six weeks of action.

There was positive news on the injury front for Ulster as Andrew Trimble and Peter Nelson returned to training.

Listen to the #PaperTalk podcast: Scary scenes in Ennis, Mayo don’t like it up ’em, and the college v county conundrum

Subscribe to PaperTalk on iTunes or Soundcloud: here.


More in this Section

Brighton boss Hughton welcomes ‘distraction’ from Premier League

Andy Farrell feels Ireland will continue to have a bright future when he takes charge

Blow for Wales as Leigh Halfpenny is overlooked by Scarlets

Ferrari are hoping they have raised the bar with their 2019 F1 car


Lifestyle

HIIT found to be ‘better for weight loss’ – here are 4 hybrid classes you need to try

TV presenter Liz Bonnin on how shopping sustainably can help take care of the planet

Irish gin is growing in popularity – 4 great distilleries to visit

Love in the air for Post Malone's Valentine's show

More From The Irish Examiner