BBC Sport - Ulster's Henderson defends Pro12 after Euro blank

Henderson defends Pro12 after Euro blank

Ulster forward Iain Henderson says Pro12 teams can still compete with Europe's best despite all its teams losing in last weekend's Champions Cup pool matches.

The Ireland player was speaking after 1999 champions Ulster were beaten by Saracens while three-times winners Leinster lost their second straight pool game to English opposition.

The Irish sides meet in a Pro12 clash on Friday night and Henderson is relishing the derby showdown in Dublin.

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