“There has to be an Ulster player on the team…”

And I thought we Ulster folk were prone to frequent bouts of paranoia… Gerry O at the Fear of God blog has a great clip the Last Word show which has a quote from Neil Francis, who reckons Denis Hickie (winger) was dropped in favour of Andrew Trimble (also a winger) because, wait for it, Rory Best (hooker) injured his finger.

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