Tuohy blow for Ulster

Ulster are set to be without Dan Tuohy for the festive period after the lock became the latest player to be sidelined.

Tuohy has been in impressive form this season, helping Ulster to the top of the RaboDirect PRO12 and to the brink of the Heineken Cup quarter-finals.

However he damaged his calf in the 10-9 defeat to Northampton - their first loss in 14 matches this season- with scans ruling him out of action for a month.

Tuohy now joins the likes of Stephen Ferris, Tommy Bowe and Johann Muller in the treatment room at Ravenhill.