Heineken Cup
Ulster's Afoa to miss Tigers clash
ESPNscrum Staff
November 9, 2011
All Blacks prop John Afoa prepares to pass during training at North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, July 2, 2010
Afoa took his Ulster bow against Connacht on Saturday © Getty Images
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Ulster will be without international prop John Afoa for their second match of the Heineken Cup against the Leicester Tigers on November 19.

The former New Zealand international took his bow for the province against Connacht on Saturday in Ulster's 22-3 win, but he was not due to arrive until December 1. However, he answered an SOS from the club and arrived ahead of schedule but will return to New Zealand while they are in the midst of their European campaign as he is best man at Jerome Kaino's wedding.

Ulster agreed to the request prior to his arrival and look set to name him in their squad for the match with Top 14 side Clermont Auverge on Saturday at Ravenhill. He is expected to be joined by Johann Muller, Tom Court and Stephen Ferris who have all recovered from knocks they sustained in Saturday's win over Irish rivals Connacht.

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