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Ulster to get more tickets for Ravenhill international

Published : Thu 26 Jul 2007 17:06 BST

RUGBY supporters will get a second bite of the cherry tomorrow to buy tickets for Ireland's first full Ireland international match at Ravenhill in over 50 years.

Eddie O'Sullivan's side are set to take on Italy in Belfast on August 24 in the second of two warm-up games for the Rugby World Cup in France.

The match will bridge a gap of over 53 years since the last international game involving Ireland was played at the old ground.

The game was declared a sell-out within days of the tickets going on release earlier this month but the Ulster Branch expect to receive a number of "ticket returns" from the IRFU, which will go on sale tomorrow.

They will be sold from the Ravenhill counter from 9am and over the ticket line from 10am — 12noon with a maximum of four per person.

Meanwhile, Ulster lock Justin Harrison may miss the start of the season as he is set to undergo exploratory surgery tomorrow to determine the problem of a niggling knee injury.

The 33-year-old former Wallaby will have arthroscopic surgery and is expected to be out of action for four to six weeks. Ulster's first match is against Leeds on August 31.

Source: Belfast Telegraph

Source: The Independent

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