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Ulster v Glasgow Warriors

Live coverage from Ravenhill of Ulster's opening game in the new Celtic League season, with Brian McLaughlin hoping for a winning start to the season for Ulster.


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Well, plenty of memorable moments last year. Tonight we will get our

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first taste of what lies ahead. The Ulster fans, all getting ready For

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the start of a new campaign. For the first game of the RaboDirect

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PRO12, Ulster will come Glasgow Warriors. Join me in the studio,

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former Ulster players turned up pundits, it is hard to believe it

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is that time again. It seems likely haven't finished from last season!

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We have a great night for it, hopefully the rain will stay away.

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How will Ulster manage their expectations this year? I think

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expectations are raised from last year, qualifying for the Europeans,

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so I think, certainly expectations will be to achieve that again,

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hopefully push it a bit further. Both teams, missing a lot of

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players after the Rugby World Cup. How well Ulster cope with their

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exodus of players? It is fantastic that they have so many quality

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players, Trimble, Stephen there is, a Rory Best, it is just great.

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Quite a coup as well, Miller played himself back into contention for

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these have a brigantine. But is quite a coup for Ulster as well,

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people are watching from further afield. And we have two Kiwis as

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well. It only strengthens the depth that has already come in. It is

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good to see Brian is keeping his faith with young fellows as well,

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they are all in the next. With the import so well, it can only

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strengthen the local talent. obviously gives a big opportunity

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to the young players have already made an impact, including Craig

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Gilroy. Older rugby has to grow and develop the indigenous players. We

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don't have the big money meant, so it is important that these young

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guys, in terms of the schools and academies, are brought through.

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Hopefully we will see some of them blooded for the first time. Let's

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get them in there and have a look at them. One of those players who

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could have gone to the World Cup, but for the Ulster point of view,

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it is good he is here. He had a fantastic season last year, he

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really burst on the scene. After the what Cup, he could be a regular

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in the Irish team. -- the World Cup. They will expect to start with a

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victory tonight, Ulster. They will, certainly on paper they will start

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as favourites. They have a good record against Glasgow. Glasgow

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come with little or no expectation this evening. But Ulster will have

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to be on guard, they will have to play an exciting brand of rugby and

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hopefully push for a bonus point along the way. We can't make any

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excuses that these players are off to the World Cup, they are going to

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be missing. I think Glasgow are going to come out and see this as

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another duty -- an opportunity. A lot of players are saying, this is

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our chance. Time to join our commentary team, including Jim

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a new signing in the front row, all the Glasgow pack have played

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against Ulster before. Rob Harley Leeds for the first time in a

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league game. Some familiar names in the back. Many times the former

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centre, Troy Nathan, has played at Ravenhill. The pitch, in superb

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condition. A perfect evening, not much in the way of a breeze.

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Interestingly, Ulster and Glasgow have played no fewer than 18 times

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at competitive level. The record states that Ulster have won 10,

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Glasgow have won seven, and one has been drawn. Last year, only a

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single score between them. All the Ulster., totaling 41, attributed it

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to Pienaar, whom it is off at the World Cup. Ulster, just hanging on

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and deciding at long last it to make their first appearance of this,

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players away at the Rugby World Cup. Chris Henry captains, with just one

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change in the forwards from the Harlequins friendly a week ago.

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Jerry Cronin get his first competitive start in the front row.

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One change in the back, plenty of youthful enthusiasm in the shape of

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be is a Peter Ferguson. -- match official. To get this game

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underweight is the 20-year-old Scottish junior outside-half,

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Duncan Weir. Away we go, a brand most assured of starts. A lot of

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combinations will be trialled for the first time on occasions like

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this, with so many players missing from both teams. It is how quickly

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those combinations can gel, particularly in the crucial areas.

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Specialist positions need to put little fumble. Paul Marshall, who

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had such a good game against Now it goes to ground, and Paul

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has just gone left. -- that is not to see the drop kick playing a part

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in the World Cup. You see the replay, Glasgow running out of

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options, and going for the drop kick. Ulster need to keep their

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discipline in their defensive line. They need to carry that through

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their back. -- blue and black the pressure coming through. What

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looked initially like good counter- attacking, play is going beyond the

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ball. A penalty resulting. Ryder, who came to Glasgow a year

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ago from Saracens has now signed a full-time contract. Nicely struck

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by Ian Humphreys. Three minutes gone, no score, but Ulster inside

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fitness after he left the field in the last match. Ulster,

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demonstrating all the enterprise they showed in the friendly a week

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it is not a bad kick. Tommy Seymour knows exactly what Ian Humphreys is

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capable of, and that is a good start. Want to put smiles on the

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from the Ulster centre three- quarter line. It was a feature of

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the game last week against until last season in the back row,

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but now been pressed into service and there is time for meant to

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chase it. Knocked backwards. Jerry Humphreys. A little kick into touch.

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Both teams, just a feeling each other out, the game being played in

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the middle portion of the pitch. Just trying to assert their game

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plan. Trying to get the little kick around the corner, and sit back up.

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Ulster now have to go through their defensive patterns again had set

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portrait by the Ulster pack. Gregor he was considerably offside.

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think the point was he interfered with the player there. You can't

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touch the half back. Penalised on that occasion. The Glasgow defence

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has been excellent up until that point. Ulster have not been able to

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generate the speed to break that defence down. They will be pretty

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world, it has gone loose. -- Duncan Weir was his team-mate. A

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half now. The that was nudged turn into a penalty for Glasgow

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unless they can do something with it. And they have done. Good cover

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Great chance now for Glasgow. Ulster's defence really being

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tested. The referee says no. Is he going to go upstairs, Ryan? He was

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close enough, but it looks like there was a lot of body, so I

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expect him to go upstairs. Is there any reason why I cannot award the

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try, please? I would think that is indicative of the fact that Glasgow

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are being awarded points in the competitive season here in. I think

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line seemed to indicate that the try was good -- the view from

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behind the goal line indicator that the try was good. It has been said

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that the referee may award the try. Glasgow are in the lead. Excellent

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ball security. Duncan Weir is putting Glasgow in the right places

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on the pitch. They have obviously come with a game plan. They are

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committed to their game plan. Very physical in the breakdown. But

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there ball security through a number of phases was what

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eventually broke down. Duncan Weir, who has scored over 110 points in

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league fixtures. That looked like he had made a hash of it. He will

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not be pleased with that, Duncan Weir. You may remember -- You may

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remember him from the game at saw Dewey chasing in Humphreys. --

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Ian Humphreys. Ulster are now in perfect position for attack.

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Interesting to see what set-piece play they use. This will be the

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Ryan Grant has come on to play. Wearing number 17. He was the man

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who scored the breakaway try against Ulster in Firhill during

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the corresponding fixture in the last season. The first knock

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forward was by Glasgow. The fans will be keeping an eye on this, the

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first set piece of the evening. being asked to do it again. New

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signing Calum Black is on the That is far too slow. Touch, pause,

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engage! No wonder people get frustrated with the scrum. I think

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the referee will start getting a bit annoyed with them. Yeah, they

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are moving across the pitch a bit. Maybe there is something wrong with

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the footing. It certainly seemed to be a long time before the calls.

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Maybe that has upset the timing a standing on him. That will be a

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penalty to Ulster. Good pressure by Ulster. Three points are there for

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the taking. You would expect in a competitive match like this that

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the pace of ball required. Humphreys is playing his 41st

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league game for Ulster this evening. the Ulster back division. Not much

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in the way of breeze to bother him. That was a very good kick by him

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and Humphreys. So Ulster's first points of the new PRO12 season,

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could see of outside-half in Humphreys. The Glasgow team is

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proving harder to break down in defence than we perhaps thought at

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the top of the programme. Really committed in that breakdown area.

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It did not look as if there was a huge understanding of what Ulster

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were trying to do in their own 22. There was a forced kick, Ulster not

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really getting the distance they would have liked. Pat McCarthy

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being asked to hurry up with his throw for Glasgow. Another good

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challenged by Ulster on the Ulster point of view. Interception,

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going to be a try! Glasgow will be kicking themselves. Darren Cave was

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so alert. That is his 11th league trial of this new competitive

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season, and it gives Ulster the lead. We are still inside the first

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quarter of the game. The bounce of the ball is hard to predict.

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Excellent urgency by cave to follow that up. Darren Cave came back to

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full fitness and decent form at the end of last season, and was awarded

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with a place in the Ireland select team, and played particularly well.

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He will relish that. Only 24 years old, so a lot of rugby still be --

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still to be played by this fellow. pressure. Nearly 20 minutes played.

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A very important now for Glasgow to see how they react. The challenge

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for them is to keep the intensity they have had in the first 20

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minutes, even though they have had a score against them. There urgency

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defensively has been key for them. That was a terrific drop-out. Well

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taken by D'Arcy. Great support by Ulster. There are two schools of

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thought about this. What you do depends on the game and who you are

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playing. That was an excellent bigger by D'Arcy initially to be

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able to keep that moved going. Ulster managed to progress the ball

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up to the halfway line. Second scrum of the evening, and the first

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That is clever. Ian Whitten had it Ulster. Fischer played the ball on

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the ground, his knees were on the ground, and he played the ball from

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that horizontal position. I think there might have been an offside in

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there as well. Some excellent counter rucking going on, making a

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real nuisance of themselves. The penalty resulting for Ulster. The

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opportunity to relieve some pressure. Still not making

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completely secure the restart kicks. It is a habit they have got into

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over the last couple of seasons. Again, Ian Humphreys of finds touch,

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the longest one in the world. -- wonderful pass by Marshall. Ulster,

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Looks very good, but only if it works. Glasgow have been really

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good defensively. Rob Dewey, just getting man and ball. But they are

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really not giving any Ulster time for Jon Welsh. Not the start to his

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competitive season. You can see how he feels about that. Would much

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rather be on the park, rather than executed. There was some space in

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there, but you can see what the idea was, some are open space, but

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that ball to be kicked into. Small margins that these things are one

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internationals, Jonathan Bell on the left. David Humphreys on the

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wire, Craig Gilroy. -- gathered in of an overlap. Whitten goes for

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position. That is a very good clearance kick by Stuart Hogg. Well

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done to the new -- young Glasgow Ulster, generally developing over

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laps in the channels, but they are unable to exploit the gaps, that is

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themselves organised. Well taken by Willie Faloon. The idea was right,

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the execution wasn't great. Did that go forward? Doesn't matter, it

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is a penalty against Ulster. A wee bit of fine-tuning -- Fine tuning,

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they could be more points up. can see what they were trying to do.

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Very good deception, getting back pass away. The space was out in the

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wider channels, once again, they developed an overlap, but just

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unable to capitalise on it. Excellent pass by Wannenburg, then

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trying to get it back where the by Glasgow at the line-out. I think

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the referee is going to have a word. He's going to speak to and Rob

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Glasgow forwards, slow arriving to the line-out. It is a free kick to

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conversation, there wasn't much point in taking a quick tap.

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Ominous positioning over Ian Whitten behind Ian Humphreys,

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looking to bring another strike referee was happy enough. Wrapped

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up by Troy Nathan. Dan Tuohy, who has looked lively. The hamstring

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injury ruled him out of contending the greatest pass. Marshall puts in

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a ferocious hit on his opposite is entertaining! Ulster are now

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starting to break down the Glasgow defence, but it is that final pass,

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they are not managing to get it to hand. You can see them taking it to

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the line with great power, just starting to break that defence down

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in the wider channels come are some excellent passing. Some excellent

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work by Marshall, who has looked lively all night. Unfortunately,

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10 minutes to go to the end of the younger people coming here. One or

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cap for Ireland, against Australia Glasgow. Solid bit of tackling by

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Whitten takes well. Just couldn't get it away. How frustrating.

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Ulster had about a five to one overlap, and the pass didn't quite

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go to hand. They may rude these chances. He has been tested under

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the high ball, has remained solid. Ulster have had a line share of

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possession, they are starting to break down this glass good defence.

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-- the lion share. D'Arcy timed his run well, but there was a Glasgow

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both front rows. Quite right, too. You have got responsibility. I want

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the gap tidy, and you hit square and straight, is that clear, on

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both sides? OK, let's go. Well, that's the theory! How it is put

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into practice is another different matter. There is a lot of spare

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testosterone out there, and it is all about who is the tougher man in

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the front row. But Ulster, starting to dominate the scrum, when you

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start to do that, those 5050 sudden, Ulster, but within about 10

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metres of their own line, even though they have the throw in to

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the line-out. Nathan, who played 55 league games for Connacht over

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three seasons, vastly experienced. just stepped back a little bit.

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defence by Ulster. Very good set up, allowed Marshall the time to get a

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interval. Ulster would like another point or two, likewise Glasgow, of

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- Cave and Cronin but the tackles in. It is going to be a Glasgow put

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in. The first 15 minutes, Glasgow had a lot of position, they were

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able to test the Ulster Defence, but it has been all Ulster since.

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Great work rate throughout the night, just the collapse of bodies,

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the referee adjudicating that ball attention. A couple of seasons ago,

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he was plain club rugby... Seems to have got a bit of a Nick around the

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eye. The doctor will get that seem to very quickly. Despite the early-

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season friendly is, and Glasgow have come here haven't beaten the

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Newcastle darkens, and then lost to the Sale Sharks, there are always

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going to be mistakes. But the crowd are anticipating another good

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season, hoping Ulster can do even better than they did last year.

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They got to the quarter-finals of the major European competition, and

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the Heineken Cup. There is Sean Lineen, with notebook in hand. Nine

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times capped for Scotland. He played against Ireland in the

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second Evered be World Cup 20 years ago. -- the 7th -- the second ever

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scrum for Glasgow. That is the first time Colin Shaw has been in

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action this evening. Knocked out of the and illegally by an Ulster

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player. This may well gift Glasgow three straight forward.. Willie

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Faloon was a naughty boy. No, apologies to Willie Faloon. It was

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not him. Duncan Weir needed to be more accurate than he was with his

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last kick, but they will be happy with their scoreline if they can

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convert these three. Duncan Weir should have converted the opening

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try of the game, scored by his partner Troy Nathan. This would

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have been to level the game. As it is, Ulster will still be in the

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lead, assuming Weir gets this. The gap has closed. Well taken by this

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talented youngster, Duncan Weir. have been impressed with him. He

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has given good direction to Glasgow and defended extremely well. He is

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putting in a very accomplished performance. I c a few spots of

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defence by Glasgow. Cheeky rascal, Marshall has sneaked in! Everybody

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expected Ulster to move the ball to the Ulster -- to the open side.

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That is what scrum-halves do best. Very alert piece of play by Paul

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Marshall. But was just what Ulster needed before the interval.

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Excellent pass from Cave. Tuohy required it two people to bring him

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down. Paul Marshall ever alert, spotted that space on the blind

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side and some crucial points. Excellent finishing by Marshall,

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who is deadly from that running. Dan Tuohy has an excellent return

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to competitive rugby after a nasty hamstring tear. He was the man who

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set it up, but Marshall finished it off. Scored again against

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Harlequins in the friendly a week ago, and he has done it more

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importantly now, when it matters. The his points are crucial going

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into half time. There's potential for the weather to deteriorate in

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the second half and make it a Ulster failed to convert their

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second try of the evening, but they will want to Holland -- hold on to

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up defensively, maintained their defence and not give away any cheap

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not release the tackler. I thought the ball was off the ground. It is

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-- if it is off the ground, it is a more and not a ruck. This will be

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the last kick of the first half. And a protection given to the half

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back. Wannenburg released the tackler, unable to get out of the

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way. The ball was caught up between two Glasgow players. Strange

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decision, but Glasgow have been given the opportunity to get the

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last points on the board before half-time. I honestly could not see

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anybody hanging on to Colin MacGregor, but let's not be biased

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close the gap to just four points. He has a great long wage boot. That

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was a belting kick. He has landed it right between the Ulster posts.

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Not the finish that Ulster would have wanted. They have outscored

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Glasgow by two tries to one in the first half, but have given away a

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couple of penalties. Duncan Weir has punished them a bit. But Ulster

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will not be entirely displeased with the scoreline at half-time. It

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reads Ulster 15, Glasgow Warriors Was it got going, it was an

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entertaining start to the PRO12 league. From the kick-off, both

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teams a little flat and, but the visitors got the opening score. Ian

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Humphreys kept the Ulster scoreboard ticking over. Darren

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Cave was in the right place at the right time. Weir reduced the

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deficit to just two.. Paul Marshall pushed Ulster ahead yet again with

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the second try, nipping out of the Blindside. And then Weir knocked

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over another penalty. So it is a four point game at half-time. Andy

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Ward and Tony McWhirter have been watching the game with me. Andy,

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Ulster taking a deserved lead into the half-time break? I think so,

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maybe only just. It has not been a fantastic first 40 minutes to the

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season, but they are on the right side of the score board, and that

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is the important bit. A lot of silly mistakes were made. They were

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very flat in their attack, so hopefully we will get a better

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second 40. Leading at half-time, but Ulster did not get out of the

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blocks as quickly as they would have liked. They it was a slow

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start. We have taken out and to get into it. But it has been slow in a

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lot of phases, and I do not think the ref has helped. It has taken a

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long time to get the two teams to engage. If the referee is taking

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that long, it is hard to get any flow and continuity. A Ulster will

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be disappointed with their defence for the opening try. It was very

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soft. Defensively, we are waiting for them to come to us. If we look

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at our defensive line, the guys on the far side are not working hard

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off the ball. Look at our defence. We are not continually pushing

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forward. Just need to work a little harder. The line speed has not been

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there. If trying Nathan took his try well, Darren Cave was certainly

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opportunistic. He has followed up well. Fair play. The Glasgow scrum-

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half will have a nightmare tonight. He scores an awful lot of tries.

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You have to put yourself but in that position. He has had the

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perseverance to get there. Ulster are suddenly ahead after being

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behind. He is still a young player, Darren Cave. But he is now regarded

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as one of the senior pros in the Ulster team, especially at this

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stage, with so many of the dies away. Absolutely. It is a great

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opportunity for the young guys to put their hand up and be counted.

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What have you made of how Ulster handled the Glasgow restarts

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tonight? The restarts have been interesting. Glasgow have been very

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good. They have realised that Ulster are playing predominantly in

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the outside half. They have made it difficult for Ulster to clear their

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lines. We have tried to move the ball laterally across our own 22.

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It is almost as if we do not have a plan B here. We are not using the

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box kick. We are playing high risk rugby. And those guys are running

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across the pitch, eating up the space. Dealing with restarts in

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rugby union now is key if you are going to be successful, Tony?

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was a third variation from Glasgow, where they kick straight down the

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middle of the pitch. It was very clever play from Glasgow to start

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with, and immediately puts the pressure back on Ulster. Pienaar

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will be missing at the World Cup. Paul Marshall last season stepped

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up and took his chance and has impressed again tonight. Every year,

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I am unimpressed with him. He seems to be maturing every time -- I am

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impressed with him every year. He is a nippy little character and a

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feisty fellow. I have also noticed his distribution skills. Last year,

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the opposition would have closed him down. He has serviced his own

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half well, and that is what you want your scrum half to do. He has

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explosive pace. I know he is renowned for these very quick

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penalties and making quick breaks, but criticised sometimes for doing

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that too often. But tonight, he has not done that. I think that is a

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sign of maturity. That is why they bought these guys in, so the

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younger guys can pick things up. is picking his moments, and that is

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what you want from a scrum half. Tonight, he has picked the right

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moment at the right time. He has not been greedy. He has done the

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key role. When the opportunities came, he has taken it. It is all

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about feeling your way into the season, but you do want to get up

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and running quickly as well. It is important that Ulster try and take

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the advantage now. You have to win your first -- home games, first and

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foremost. Even though they are missing players in the World Cup,

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there is enough strength to hopefully win the first five or six

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games. Thank you for the moment. If you would like to contact us and

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let us know what you think, you can do so by using Twitter. We look

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forward to hearing from you. Last season was a successful one

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for Ulster. We have seen the first 40 minutes of the season. What can

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we expect from the rest? We caught We have been using a lot of

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consolidation. We want to consolidate what we did last season

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and make sure we do well in in the European competition and the Pope

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12, and hopefully go one stage better. We want to make sure we

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move forward from last year. They are definitely a very ambitious

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side. The players want to be as successful as possible. So that

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motivation is at the forefront of It is very difficult to step down

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goals and objectives. We have a lot of players away on World Cup duty,

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and we have no idea of the strengths of the squad for the

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other teams. So it is going to be difficult over the next six or

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seven games, but it is a great challenge for us, an opportunity

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for us to use our youth and showed what they can do. Not just for this

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season, but for us and Ireland in the future. Realistically, we would

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like to be matching where we were last year, been in and amongst the

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top teams. We feel we have great management team here who work

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exceptionally hard to make sure players are in the right plays,

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performing to their Roberton on level. -- their optimum level. We

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give them a culture they have all bought into, on and off the field,

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it is about maintaining that and maintaining a philosophy, where we

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are right up there at the top. Not just competing with the best, but

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beating them. That is the attitude. All the squad no what is expected

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of them. I think we are in a good place, the next six weeks will

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And on the field of philosophy and identity, is that what is key for

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them? A think there needs to be this representation, what it means

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to put on the white shirt of Ulster. They have been many fantastic

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players over the years, and guys are coming in from foreign

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countries, they need an understanding of what it means to

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pull that show it on. I Am Glad Bryan is putting this. What was it

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the do We Need for the second half? A more of what we saw in the first

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half. Hopefully they will start to get more space. The Glasgow defence

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will hopefully not be as fast out of the blocks as it has been in the

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first half. As bodies start to tire, more space for the half backs.

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main thing is, you don't win the game in the first 20 minutes, it is

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always in the last 20. The foundation has been fantastic, they

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have to build again. It is about growing that confidence. Absolutely,

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this is where the senior players, in this very young side, need to

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step up and pull it all together and say, led to believe in

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ourselves and play some rugby. season, there were a lot of last-

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minute wins. This season, Vicky is to put games away a lot earlier and

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more convincingly. If we have to win it in the last minute, we will

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take that, but I think they will come out with the assurance that

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the guys can relax a little bit now, hopefully express and show

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themselves a bit more. I think a win is a win, but we want a bit of

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class and panache about how we go about our business. We are looking

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at this year. A lot of a young players out there, and they don't

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often get a lot of time to bed in. They bed themselves in on the

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training pitch. This is the final rehearsal out here. You have got to

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get out there and go for it. This could be their only opportunity to

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break into this 15, they had to take it with both hands. They won't

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find themselves physically in any better shape. No major injuries

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been carried, they are in the best shape they can be. There is no

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excuse for not giving everything and leaving nothing on the table.

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Confident for the second half? think so. I think they will come

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out and just grow with conference, and get better and better. I would

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expect a win here tonight. Time to not the best evening here at

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Ravenhill, the rain is starting to come down. It will make handling a

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little bit more problematic. What do you feel, what do Ulster have to

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do to make the point secured? with the worsening weather

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conditions, the focus needs to be on the basics. They need to get

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their set pieces right, they need to have that intensity to ensure

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quality of possession, and the half-back pairing of Marshall and

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Humphreys need to put them in the right places on the pitch. I think

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they will have learnt that in the first half. Duncan Weir, whose

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penalty at half-time closed the gap. As we mentioned before, there has

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never been that much between these two sides over the years. Last time

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they played at Ravenhill, Ulster won 19-17. Although it's 19 points

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came from peanut. The other time, they won 22-19, and all of those

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points came from Pienaar. He is Well-covered, though. -- that is a

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the ball went directly into touch, but the assistant on this nearside

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says it landed in a field before it crossed the line. Marshall got away

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with that one. A lot of very clever kicking. I think both teams have an

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appreciation for the difficulty that these conditions will bring, a

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lot more kicking that we have seen, a close call there, results in a

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Nevin Spence had to come out to there. D'Arcy needs to release, and

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he did. Ulster have got plenty of bodies back to support, but they

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Nathan is well positioned. Stewart of this half what they did at the

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start of the first, which is cows - - catch Ulster napping. The referee

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has given the put in. Halstead, needing to come out of the blocks.

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Glasgow a dictating the pace of the game. Going for a number of phases.

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Having to commit a lot of players to the breakdown to ensure the ball

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comes back, not really able to threaten Ulster's defence. They

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have put themselves in a good position to try and collect some

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points. It is starting to come down pretty heavily. But at least it is

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not cold. Just wait until November, December and January. Many of the

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spectators have come here in well, hoping for a little bit more

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to cheer about in the second half. So far it has been Glasgow that

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achieved some kind of discipline. score against his former club. --

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midfield, but Glasgow still have Glasgow, without a doubt, will take

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the points. An Ulster player straight off his feet on to the

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ground. A good start again by the visitors. Showing a lot of patience,

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not trying any speculative passes, they are progressing up the pitch.

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It looked like he had got a little bit isolated, but Ulster, just

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whatsoever. He has now notched up nine points out of 14. Only one.

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-- runner. A bit of nonsense going on now. Lewis Stevenson and the

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Glasgow we now have got involved unnecessarily. Ulster once again

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Ulster were not able to get that adjustment to his placing of the

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ball. Rain coming down. He has to restore the Ulster lead to four

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about kick for kick. I am sure the captors and leaders within the team

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are talking about disciplined at this stage of the game. It is all

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about keeping the discipline and not giving away key points. Glasgow

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are making two changes. Mike Cusack is going off, as is Colin Shaw. And

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Ed Kalman is coming on, a Cambridge University graduate. He is coming

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on on the front row for Mike Cusack. And the Argentinian international

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Federica lamb rump -- Federico Wonderful tackle by Glasgow. Great

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chance for Ulster. Dreadful pass. And straight away, Aaron Bory, who

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played centre against Ulster in March -- Federico Aramburu get into

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the action. This brain really has come to life. It might this game

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of nerves creeping into Ulster's play. They are running out of

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options, not getting over the advantage line and not dominating

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the contact situation. They are constantly on the back foot. You

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saw Nathan making that one, intercepted by Wannenburg. Glasgow

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have been very urgent defensively. Ulster have had few opportunities

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and have been brought down by desperate defence. That was a

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speculative pass by Humphreys, a dangerous thing to do. Federico

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Aramburu was not in the Argentinian World Cup squad, which was a

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disappointment. The Ulster players know what they can do to improve

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this performance. Glasgow have used replacement. Well taken by the

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Henry is protesting. That will certainly be a penalty. Doesn't

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warrant a yellow card? Don't think so. I think it was pretty clumsy

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and ill-timed, but there was not a wearing number 22. He is Peter

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Horne. Us to just need to settle. They are snatching at the ball.

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Good run by Adam D'Arcy. Asked to get the penalty. The referee is

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going to have a chat now. Too many infringements at the breakdown.

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Don't Say You haven't been warned, I think the referee was telling Rob

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Harley, the Glasgow skipper. He was slowing the game down deliberately.

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I think Ulster have their tactics spot on. If they start getting over

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the advantage line, it will be very difficult to stop Glasgow. They are

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denying Ulster any time and space. That is why Ulster have not been

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able to get any flow into their game. Interestingly, Ian Humphreys

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has opted to have a go at the Glasgow post from just inside his

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own half. This would put a converted try between them, so

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certainly worth it. Cracking kick by Humphreys, not for the first

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time in his distinguished career. But widens the gap. What a great

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kick that was, Ryan. Especially given the conditions. Exceptional

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kick from Humphreys. And as you pointed out, they have a crucial

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seven point margin. There was contact there before the ball was

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secured. But I do not think there was an infringement. Let's have

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another look. Maybe it was accidental. It arrived very early.

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Clumsy again. Not a huge amount of malice involved, but it certainly

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made contact with the player before he got the ball. Another Glasgow

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replacement coming on. Rory Peck men is the new signing from the

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Ospreys. Brian McLaughlin having a second miscue by Paul Marshall, who

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had an excellent first half. Tuohy got that just right. Just nipped in

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in front of the Glasgow skipper. That is experience for you. Still

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only 25. Tuohy got a hand to it. Glasgow. They just took their eye

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off the ball at the crucial time. Excellent pass, and then snatched

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away. It may not have been as simple a try-scoring opportunity as

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it first looked. Duncan Weir was shown how to do it by two second

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row forwards. He will not live that down for a while. Glasgow will be

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aware that they need to be next on that scoreboard and get outside

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that seven point comfort zone. With conditions as they are, it will be

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a difficult prospect to get points from this game. There was a decent

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chance for Glasgow. You would have expected him to take that despite

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the conditions, and he knows it. Brian McLaughlin is in a little

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booth at the end of Ravenhill. Those used to be the hospitality

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boxes. Penalty against the Glasgow front row, and against the prop

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Ryan Grant. Ed Kalman can play either side of the scrum. So a bit

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of relief for Ulster. Into the that the pass was forward. Good

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call by the man on the near side. Ulster were lucky to get away with

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that. The call has gone against "use it". That was sloppy play by

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Ulster. The ball was there, widely held on, I just don't know. Glasgow

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when you are backed dominant up front, you need to show some

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by Scotland. He has gone off. Glasgow have brought on a

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replacement scrum half, Henry is his kick from the -- of the

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evening. That has pushed Glasgow back into the 22. Very well

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executed. A lot of grass to be seen, Andy picked that spot. That is way

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crowd have really got behind this Ulster side. 17 minutes remaining.

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Was that kick from inside their 22? down on one knee. Both teams,

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really struggling with the interpretation of the break down.

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We have seen and number of penalties. Wouldn't mind it seen of

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the referee going to the pocket, pulling out a card. -- exceeding of

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involved in all 30 match-day squads Weir. He has kicked some very good

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penalties, and has looked fairly accomplished. Hasn't had a huge

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amount of gain time go back tears - - is huge and out of game time, but

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he is directing this Glasgow team Well taken at the back. Here is

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Campbell. Remember, there is only a converted try between them. We

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kicked it into touch in the second pressure. -- a difficult one under

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pressure. We are going to have the first Ulster replacement, and it is

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going to be Nigel Brady, one of the most experienced members of the

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squad, coming on to win his 88th that was done by Darren Cave. Back

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come Glasgow. They are going to have to be quicker. That is going

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to be an Ulster line-out. Superb vision by Darren Cave. Get it down

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there, a superlative chase coming through from that entire Ulster

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back row. Flooding that Channel with White Jersey's. Not many

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options on, just hunting down the Brady's evening. I would like to

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congratulate him and Mrs Brady on the birth of a new baby. We will

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let him off that. He hasn't had a beloved raven Hill pitch hasn't cut

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up at all. -- Ravenhill. Ulster, a it goes against the Glasgow front

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row, for taking it down. And this might just, should be in Humphreys

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be successful, secure and Ulster on that occasion. But Ulster have

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been dominant in that aspect of the game. A number of penalties have

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emanated from the dominance they have enjoyed at scrum time. An

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opportunity for them to now take and two Brian McLaughlin will be

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looking to improve with a trip to Aironi next week. You can hear that

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game on BBC Radio Ulster medium- missed it. Didn't sound good at all.

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So the door is still open for Glasgow. It is. They will be

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looking to get some points to one, as a minimum, given the way the

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scoreline sits at the minute, looking to get back into Ulster

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territory and develop something What a superb piece of

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improvisation. And into touch, what a great position. Sir Nigel Brady

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has the chance to redeem the result with a perfect a throw-in. Cleverly

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done by Ulster's of fullback. occasion, scene of the space in

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behind, very cleverly executed. All the pressure on a Glasgow. But not

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where they want to be. Ulster, now superb take again. The ball is

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extremely slippery. Paddy McAllister is in the middle of all

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too far away. Just about everybody from Ulster, barring a couple of

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outfield players, thrown into the Ulster side. McAllister had ago! --

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is there, you know. The referee is saying it was held up. The scrum,

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it is held up, should be going to Ulster. And it is going to go to

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Ulster. A strange decision, the ball being held up. The ball was

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clearly on the ground. It is either a double movement, or of the ball

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is on the ground, it is either a try or no try. Difficult to see

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there. But anyway, Ulster will be happy enough with the scrum. The

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team in the ascendancy. Ulster may won't depress and see if they can

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squeeze a penalty try out of this. replacement swayed. Ulster with

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only one so far, which is from his fellow forwards, and Chris

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Henry, the Ulster skipper, has funded over for a try that will

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out of the back of that scrum, he keeps his feet, then the cavalry

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came in behind him. He keeps that body position low, and the rest of

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the players in behind, instrumental, driving him across. Stayed on his

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feet are very well, beat two tackles, and then be push came from

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behind, Darren Cave getting involved as well. Willie Faloon's

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support play was a fantastic in forward. Ulster will get the scrum.

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Three or so minutes to go. Ulster will have designs on getting that

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fourth try now and taking the maximum five points out of this

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opening fixture. It is a long time since Ulster came away with a win

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over Glasgow by more than a single score. Pedrie Wannenburg has

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McLaughlin has not used more replacements? Here it has been a

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fairly torrid encounter. They are finishing quite strongly. That is

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probably the reason behind not going to the bench. I guess there

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is logic in that. And good scrum by like the bonus try was there.

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Little bit of confusion there. I think Chris Henry was wrong cited.

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set-piece of the game, one feels. Glasgow will be happy just to get

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that going to be the end of this game? He has a look at his watch

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and says, that is full-time. He blows the whistle. Glasgow will be

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pleased, given the closeness of the games between these two sides in

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recent seasons, to come away with what was a justified when. Asked to

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have opened their account here at Ravenhill. -- Ulster have opened

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their account. There is the man of the match, Chris Henry, who happens

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to be the Ulster skipper. Not a bad way for Brian McLaughlin's side to

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start the new season. A new sponsor, a new campaign and a pretty decent

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It was not pretty at times, but it is a win for Ulster even though

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Glasgow got the first points on the board. Two pieces of quick thinking

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gave Ulster a deserved half-time lead. Then the rain came. Humphreys

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got the better of the shoot-out. Chris Henry sealed Ulster's first

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win of this new season. Deservedly so. And a good performance by the

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man of the match, Chris Henry. We can hear from him. A scrappy stuff,

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but I imagine you are having that? Absolutely. Thankfully, we got the

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result we wanted. Glasgow looked to slow things down for you. The lads

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were extremely fast. I was a bit rusty, but we all begin deep. I

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dropped the ball at the end, so it was a bit disappointing. But it was

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a great atmosphere. The crowds really got behind us. Talk us

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through the third try? I had about six men behind me, pushing me over.

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It was lovely to get the try. I have a lot to work on. There are a

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lot of positives looking ahead. There was a lot of pressure on us

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with our first game at home. People are talking about us as a young

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side. They were not easy conditions in the second half. But we did

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enough. Andy Ward and Tony McWhirter have

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been watching with me. Is it fair to say that was an ugly Ulster win

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this evening? At a very fair. As Chris alluded in his interview, it

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was the first game and that was a bit of apprehension going on. With

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the weather conditions in the second half, they have probably not

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played in that thus far. So there is a lot of ring rustiness, but it

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is competition time. They have a lot to work on. Yes, it was scrappy,

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but it was a win. First and foremost, mission accomplished.

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Good start. A home win. Prime will be happy. There is plenty to work

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on, but one step at a time. It all seemed to spark into life in the

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last ten minutes or so. That is or is the way. It is almost like they

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can see the finish line. There were some positive things at the end.

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For me, the biggest thing to come out of it was the lack of

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aggression will breakdown. For me, the aggression needs to be up, big

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time. But when it came to the important part of the game, Ulster

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did take it by the scruff of the neck and really stamped their

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authority on it. There were a couple of hairy moments. But once

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we adapted to the conditions and put the ball low and deeper, things

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improved significantly. That turned the tide. We spend more time inside

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our 22. Yes, the fourth try did not come, but there is a positive side

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to that. The big-name players are away. Chris Henry was the man of

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the match. He will be a key performer for Ulster in the first

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part of the season. He is an experienced player, and he did well.

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He had support, admittedly. But he also had to really work as an

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individual. Just before that try, Ulster could have perhaps been

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awarded a try. It did look like they got the ball over the line.

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was surprised. At the Ulster guys did not shout about it too much.

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But you can clearly see it here. The ball is on the line when it

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comes up. I am surprised he did not go upstairs for a closer look.

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would agree. The referee could see the ball directly in front of him.

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If I in two minds, they should go upstairs to check that. They are

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away from home in Italy next week. What do Ulster need more of? Is it

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that dynamism? There needs to be a lot more running across the park

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and heading towards the touchlines as opposed to the Try lines. They

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need to be more aggressive. Let's hear from the Ulster coach.

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What do you take out of but tonight? We got four points. It is

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a win. OK, it is maybe not in the style we had last week. And we

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lacked precision at times tonight. We have to work on accuracy. We had

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a chance after chance in their 22, and we did not polish it off. We

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are happy to have the four points. It was a very good victory. Maybe

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we are being a bit selfish, but after last week, I would have

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expected us to play better. Glasgow's seemed to make it very

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tough at the breakdown. You always know that Scottish sides are

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physical around the breakdown. They make you work very hard. But we

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will look at it and see exactly what the story is come Monday

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morning. He will not be overly happy with

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the performance, but he is happy with the four points. I am happy

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that Ulster did take that game by the scruff of the neck. They were

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able to play the territory well. They needed to play a little better

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under the conditions. It is a foot race. They have to do something

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from deep in their own 22. Keep applying pressure. When teams come

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under pressure, eventually, they will crack. It is making decisions

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at the right time. The chase was better in the first half. It was a

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case of keeping the ball in play. In the first half, there was that

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first instance when the kick went through. There were four Ulster

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shirts within 10 metres. It shows you the effect of the longer kick.

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In the first half, we tried to feed the ball through people's legs,

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which is very hard to do and there is a massive risk involved. But a

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win is a win. Thank you very much. The next rugby here on BBC Northern

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Ireland is next week. You can listen to the live commentary.

1:59:311:59:36

The following Friday, we are back at Ravenhill for the visit of the

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Cardiff Blues. Don't forget to tune into Radio

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Ulster to hear live commentary of Northern Ireland in action in the

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Live from Ravenhill, coverage of Ulster's opening game in the new Celtic League season.

Brian McLaughlin's side are hoping to get off to a winning start in a crucial season for the Ulster squad. Stephen Watson has expert guests, while Jim Neilly and Ryan Constable describe the early-season action.


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