Ulster’s Dan McFarland admitted his aspect did not have the required depth to stay with Munster in Thomond Park.
he northern province misplaced for the second spherical on the spin within the Rainbow Cup with their interprovincial rivals operating in six tries en path to a 38-10 win aided by the guests taking part in 20 minutes a person down after Will Addison’s purple card.
With McFarland’s aspect actually seeming to be struggling one thing of a lingering hangover from their European exit by the hands of Leicester Tigers final week, the pinnacle coach acknowledged that, with or with out the dismissal, Johann Van Graan’s aspect had been far superior on the night time.
“Clearly (I am) very disenchanted,” he stated. “We didn’t play very nicely and we lacked depth in sure elements of the sport and once you mix that with the actual depth that Munster confirmed it meant we had been on the again foot for chunks of the match and it’s very troublesome to return again from that.
“Groups are up and down with their depth.
“Some weeks it’s enormous and different weeks it’s not so good. Probably coming off the sport final week, we’ve achieved plenty of travelling this yr, it’s tiring and fatiguing. I feel we’ll be as much as 20 away video games this season and that’s been powerful.
“The lads ready nicely, we had a troublesome starting to the week clearly reviewing the Leicester recreation (however) there was plenty of intent coming into the sport.
“You additionally should say that Munster got here at us.
“They got here off a great win over Leinster and didn’t have a semi-final to play in Europe and as a consequence all their chips are on this basket and I feel that most likely knocked us again somewhat bit.”
Addison’s sending off, which below guidelines being trialled on this competitors allowed for his alternative after 20 minutes on the sideline, got here within the last moments of the first-half. Whereas Ulster really had their finest interval of the sport after the restart, with Marcus Rea and Callum Reid to the fore and Iain Henderson scoring, an intercept rating from Niall Scannell 5 minutes earlier than they might get James Hume on the sphere ended the sport as a contest.
Talking immediately after the sport, McFarland admitted his centre actually deserved a card of some color however wished to see one other replay earlier than figuring out if Dan Goggin had dipped previous to the deal with to supply any mitigation for the damaging play.
“I haven’t had an opportunity to have a look at all of the angles on that and the one query was whether or not your man’s top dropped considerably late and as a consequence it ought to have been a yellow,” he added. “I don’t suppose there’s any doubt that it was a card of some kind. I’ll have to have a look at it extra.”
After three losses in succession in all competitions, Ulster are again in motion subsequent Friday with one other away-day derby, this time towards Leinster within the RDS.