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PRO12: Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend targets Ravenhill win against Ulster

Last Updated: 12/09/13 5:27pm

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Gregor Townsend: Predicting tough test against Ulster at Ravenhill

Gregor Townsend: Predicting tough test against Ulster at Ravenhill

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Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend is hoping his side can break an unwanted record for Scottish sides against Ulster on Friday.

Neither Glasgow or Edinburgh have won at Ravenhill for four years but with the hosts minus a number of key players due to injury and international commitments, Townsend believes the Warriors can end that winless streak.

"No Scottish team has won in Ulster for the last four years which shows how tough a place it is to go," said Townsend, whose side opened their RaboDirect PRO12 campaign with a home victory over Cardiff Blues last weekend.

"We have a very good away record and we're looking forward to playing at Ravenhill once again, as there's always a great atmosphere and hopefully our players thrive off it."
Gregor Townsend

"Last season, we were ahead going into the last 10 minutes but didn't manage to see out the win which was disappointing.

"We have a very good away record and we're looking forward to playing at Ravenhill once again, as there's always a great atmosphere and hopefully our players thrive off it."

Townsend has handed starts to British and Irish Lions pair Stuart Hogg and Ryan Grant, two of eight changes from the side that defeated Cardiff.

"It was great to start the PRO12 with a win last week but we picked up a few injuries," said Townsend.

"We know we need to improve, especially because we're about to play the two best teams in the league last season in the shape of Ulster and Leinster.

"It's great to have the depth in the squad that allows us to bring two British and Irish Lions into the team.

"Stuart and Ryan have taken part in pre-season training for the last six weeks and are itching to get going."

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