Williams: wonderful team will come out of this

ULSTER coach Matt Williams hopes Saturday night’s shock victory over Munster could mark a turning point for his side.

The Northerners have failed to record a win in the Heineken Cup and had managed just one victory in the Magners League — at home to Edinburgh. The win takes Ulster above Connacht and the Dragons in the league basement.

“Up to now,” said Williams, “it has all been about what might have been; coming close but not being quite good enough.

“It just shows that we weren’t too far away, even though we were bottom of the table. After one win, we’re now in a position where a bonus point win could put us in third.

He continued: “It’s a pretty young squad. Of that squad against Munster, we had nine guys 23 and under; that’s too many, we should really be only having such an age profile in batches of three and four. But that’s where we are and we have to make do.

“The positive of that, “I feel, is that the long term future of this side is very bright, very positive.

“I believe a wonderful Ulster team will eventually come out of this.”


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