Ulster looking for final push

Guinness PRO12 Editor

18 Mar 2011


Ulster captain Johann Muller believes victory over the Dragons this evening can kick-start his side’s campaign to secure an end of season play-off position.

The Belfast based side had a week off since their victory over Aironi and Muller believes it has refreshed his side as the business end of the season approaches.

“Everyone is excited and it is wonderful to see what a week's break can do to a group of players,” Muller told the Belfast Telegraph.

“The training has been outstanding this week, everyone is upbeat and looking forward to a great game of rugby.

“This is the start of a really important six weeks for us, we need to build some momentum and we need to keep that Magners dream alive. We want to get into the top four and if we can get a positive result against the Dragons we'll be right up there.

“Every game is almost like a semi-final or final for us now. If we want to get into the Magners League play-offs we're going to have to win every week now, so if we take our eye off the ball tonight we're going to regret it a couple of weeks down the line.

“It's important we play some good rugby to get the confidence up for the next six weeks lying ahead.”


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