The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
The injury is only a minor concern to national coach Frank Hadden with the former Scotland captain set to be fit fr the Autumn internationals in November.
Jim Thompson – grandson of celebrated rugby commentator, Bill McLaren – made his first ever Celtic League start for Edinburgh in Belfast due to Paterson's absence but Ulster secured their first league win of the season..
David Blair kicked two penalties and Scotland man Phil Godman one to keep Edinburgh in it but it was not enough to deny the Irishmen a welcome victory.
Hugo Southwell partnered Nick De Luca in the centre in the absence of Ben Cairns while Jim Hamilton continued his fitness drive in the second row.