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Ulster 24-17 Lions: Dan McFarland praises Ulster’s character in house win


Ulster boss Dan McFarland praised the resilience proven by his aspect of their 24-17 victory in opposition to the Lions within the United Rugby Championship on Friday.

Whereas pissed off with the general efficiency, McFarland was happy they might safe a hard-fought win.

“Once we replicate again on it, we shall be fairly dissatisfied with our accuracy,” he informed BBC Sport NI.

“It was actually tough situations, very chilly, and clearly moist. I believe we demonstrated that after we are requested to defend we are able to defend fairly nicely, and after we had a possibility to assault we might assault fairly nicely.

“I believe the stuff in between, not getting out of our half correctly and a number of the accuracy that’s concerned in that, we’ll replicate again and be very dissatisfied with,” he admitted.

Ulster, who made 9 adjustments from final week’s win in opposition to Munster, trailed 7-14 on the break at a rain-soaked Kingspan Stadium after an error strewn first-half show.

Richard Kriel put the South Africans forward earlier than James Hume responded for the hosts.

Hanru Sirgel crossed to re-establish the Lions’ benefit, earlier than Ulster flew out of the traps within the early phases of the second interval, with Jacob Stockdale crossing on the nook quickly after the restart.

One other attempt from the returning Rob Herring and a penalty from John Cooney secured back-to-back wins for Ulster.

McFarland reserved specific reward for teenager Scott Wilson on his first begin for the province and captain Iain Henderson, who was making his first look of the season after that includes within the World Cup for Eire.

“In conditions like that if you end up struggling, you do want character and I believe we noticed that was throughout the board.”

He added: “You see younger guys like Scott Wilson, beginning, locking down a scrum, charging up the park after which you’ve gotten the captain Iain Henderson, defending like his life trusted it within the final 10 to fifteen minutes of the sport.

“I’ve named two guys there however I might have named a bit of fellas who had been wonderful from a personality standpoint.”

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