Same again for Ulster in basement battle
November 21, 2007
Ulster caretaker coach Steve Williams has today named his team to travel to Galway for Friday night's match against Connacht at the Sportsground.
Williams has kept the faith with the same 22 that played against Bourgoin on Friday night and despite a bruising battle in France there have been no real injury concerns this week.
Williams said this of the selection "It is very much a case of keeping with the same 22, we need to finish the job that we started in France and it is up to the same group of players to finish it this week."
Ulster were much improved in their first-half performance against Bourgoin and provided the management and supporters with lots of positives, Williams said.
"We led for most of the game and we now know what allowed them back in, it was us and not them that made the errors. We all have a clear idea in our minds what we need to do on Friday night"
Ulster are currently at the bottom of the Magners League table with Connacht just one point above them, Connacht have not beaten Ulster for almost two years and a win for Ulster would see the Western Province drop to the bottom of the league.
Ulster Team: M Bartholomeusz; T Bowe, A Trimble, P Steinmetz, S Danielli; P Wallace, I Boss; J Fitzpatrick, R Best (capt), B Young, M McCullough, C Del Fava, N Best, K Dawson, R Wilson.
Replacements: N Brady, D Fitzpatrick, R Caldwell, D Pollock, K Campbell, N O'Connor, R Dewey
The latest Week in Pictures takes in a fiery East Midlands derby and all the action from the Aviva Premiership and Top 14
The rolling maul is becoming an increasingly potent attacking weapon. Conor O'Shea looks at the difficulties of stopping it
The news of James Horwill, Adam Ashley-Cooper and Dan Carter's respective transfers will open the floodgates, writes Tom Hamilton