Wallace wants a place!

Ulster and Ireland out half Paddy Wallace is relishing the opportunity of getting game time in his preferred position. Wallace will start in the number 10 shirt as Ulster travel to Glasgow on Saturday evening for a crucial Magners League clash.

The Ballymena man gets the chance after David Humphreys suffered ligament damage to his left arm against Leinster and with Ireland’s opening Six Nations game a month away Wallace could also nail down a place in Eddie O’Sullivan’s squad.

Wallace has learned a lot being understudy to Humphreys but he now feels is time he pushes on and establishes himself as first choice out half.

He said: “David has been a world class player for the last eight to ten years and you don’t get over 70 Irish caps if you’re a bad player. I’ve picked up a lot of help from him but I’m now 27 years old and at this stage of my career I’d like a bit more time at 10. I want to do the shirt justice as it has been in good hands over the last few years.”