Jonathan Bradley: Dan McFarland won’t find excuses amid Ulster’s growing absence list

After ending Christmas 2021 with their already bloated absentee list due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Ulster’s first game of 2022 saw them travel to Thomond Park with 14 players unavailable, 10 of them captured the international stage.

There are not many club sides here in the world that would not miss Ian Henderson, Stuart McCloskey, Jacob Stockdale, Robert Balaukoune and Will Edison.