BBC Sport - Luke Marshall upbeat despite missing out on World Cup

Marshall upbeat despite World Cup absence

Luke Marshall is philosophical about missing out on World Cup duty for Ireland after an injury-ravaged 2014-15 season and is just pleased to be back in an Ulster jersey.

Marshall is wearing a scrum-cap this season in the hope that he might offer him some additional protection after he suffered a series of knocks to the head last season.

The Ulster centre was a regular in the Ireland side during the 2013 Six Nations and while he admits to a little "jealousy" at not being involved in the World Cup, he is hoping that Joe Schmidt's side will have a strong tournament.