Ulster seek revenge
Benetton Treviso v Ulster,
Stadio di Monigo, Tomorrow (Live BBC NI , KO 3.15)
First, the Italian club have plummeted to seven straight losses in 2012. They have lost almost twice as many (11) as they have won (7) in the 18 rounds of the PRO 12 League.
Coach Franco Smith will have to walk the fine line between turning to those who have been flogged or peripherally involved in the Six Nations and staying with those who have not had the quality to win in the League. Who would want to be a coach? Brian McLaughlin for one! The chase for the PRO12 semi-finals is not over. Ulster are one place and one point out of fourth.
Ulster have lost just once to Italian opponents in the PRO12 and Heineken Cup. This was against Treviso in Ravenhill of all places last October. While, the northern tribe has won just once on the road since September, this is the perfect time to reap revenge and make ground on those above them.