Episode 2518: Ulster Vent And Oscillate, Munster Tackle And Battle
At the start of December Ulster were 22-3 up against Leinster and cruising against 14 men, but fell apart and lost the game 38-29. Then the following week they lost 39-0 to Sale, and this weekend were losing 29-0 at half time to La Rochelle, before a 29 point comeback secured them a losing bonus point and a 4 try bonus point.
We ask former Ulster and Ireland centre Darren Cave to explain Ulster’s mental state, both now and historically.
Gerry Thornley is in studio to look at what has gone wrong and right for the province and if coach Dan McFarland and CEO Jonny Petrie were right to go public on their frustrations with the EPCR for not allowing the game be played in Belfast, rather than an empty Lansdowne Road.
Plus there’s ROG’s facial expressions at the final whistle, Munster’s renewed appetite for battles and tackles and we crowbar a mention of Puma legend Hugo Porta into the chat.
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Ken Early, the Lion of Lusail, talks us through the almost unbearable tension of normal time, injury time, extra-time, and injury time in extra-time, before penalties secured it https://t.co/jNWALA57Tc pic.twitter.com/QBRAZi3kqX
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