Henry confident of making final

Chris Henry is confident he will be fit for next Saturday’s Heineken Cup final against Leinster at Twickenham.

Henry, named Ulster Player of the Year on Thursday, missed the semi-final win over Edinburgh with an ankle injury sustained, ironically, against next week’s opponents.But the 28-year-old has revealed: “I feel confident I’ll be ready in time. I travelled with the squad to Portugal earlier this week and although I trained by myself most of the time with some of the backroom staff, everything came on really well. With another week to go before the game I will get myself right up to speed and will be throwing my hat into the ring for selection.

Meanwhile, Ulster will are due to confirm the return of Ireland A fly-half Niall O’Connor to Ravenhill. The 24-year-old from Limavady moved to Connacht on a two-year deal at the start of the current season, but has negotiated a return to his home province.


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