Ulster’s Dan McFarland admitted his facet 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 working in six tries en path to a 38-10 win aided by the guests enjoying 20 minutes a person down after Will Addison’s purple card.
With McFarland’s facet definitely 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 facet had been far superior on the evening.
“Clearly (I am) very dissatisfied,” he stated. “We didn’t play very properly and we lacked depth in sure elements of the sport and whenever you mix that with the true depth that Munster confirmed it meant we had been on the again foot for chunks of the match and it’s very tough to return again from that.
“Groups are up and down with their depth.
“Some weeks it’s large and different weeks it’s not so good. Doubtlessly coming off the sport final week, we’ve completed loads of travelling this 12 months, it’s tiring and fatiguing. I feel we’ll be as much as 20 away video games this season and that’s been robust.
“The lads ready properly, we had a troublesome starting to the week clearly reviewing the Leicester sport (however) there was loads of intent coming into the sport.
“You additionally must say that Munster got here at us.
“They got here off an excellent 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 in all probability knocked us again just a little bit.”
Addison’s sending off, which underneath guidelines being trialled on this competitors allowed for his alternative after 20 minutes on the sideline, got here within the ultimate moments of the first-half. Whereas Ulster really had their greatest 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 may get James Hume on the sector ended the sport as a contest.
Talking instantly after the sport, McFarland admitted his centre definitely deserved a card of some color however needed to see one other replay earlier than figuring out if Dan Goggin had dipped previous to the sort out to supply any mitigation for the damaging play.
“I haven’t had an opportunity to take 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 assume there’s any doubt that it was a card of some kind. I’ll have to take 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 in opposition to Leinster within the RDS.