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Humphreys relishes Ulster chance

Ian Humphreys of Ulster
Ian Humphreys has joined Ulster from Leicester Tigers

Ian Humphreys says he is ready to fight for the fly-half place at Ulster following his move from Leicester.

Humphreys' brother David made his last appearance for the province on Friday night but the new arrival insists he is not a guaranteed successor.

"Niall O'Connor has done very well but I hope to get a decent run of games and see how it goes," said Humphreys.

"I expect people will compare me with David but I have had that from day one and it does not worry me."

Humphreys moved to Leicester from Belfast Harlequins in 2005 and has played for Ireland at 'A' and under-21 level.

"I cannot wait to get home. I have always wanted to play for Ulster and I am delighted to get this chance," added the 25-year-old.

"But it definitely is not simply a case of one Humphreys handing over to another Humphreys.

"I know I will have to battle to get my place in the team."




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