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Bowe wary of Saints backlash

Ulster and Ireland winger Tommy Bowe expects Northampton to hit back following Friday's heavy defeat in the Heineken Cup.

The Irish side, who remain unbeaten so far this season, ran in four tries at Franklins Gardens in a heavy victory over the 2011 finalists.

With Ulster now looking towards a home quarter-final following a perfect start in the competition, Bowe knows that when it comes to qualification for the knockout stages, the hard work is not over yet.

"We know that Northampton are going to come to us this week and come at us twice as hard," said Bowe to the Northampton Chronicle.

"Yes we took a bonus point out of Franklin Gardens, but they (Northampton) made us work hard for that win.

"It was not until the final minute or two that we went in for the fourth try to secure that bonus.

"We can be massively pleased to have made it four wins on the bounce away from from home, but in terms of Europe, the job is only half done.

"We have to do it all again this week, and we will have to be up another per cent on our game again."