If there is any panic in the Ulster camp after losing their opening two Pro12 games it hasn’t translated to Polynesian powerhouse No8 Nick Williams.
There was major disappointment Ulster could not put away a Glasgow team they had on the rack for long periods last Friday night at Ravenhill, but Williams feels the side are capable of putting things right against Connacht in Galway on Saturday evening.
“Not taking your chances is the difference between winning and losing,” said last season’s RaboDirect PRO12 player of the year.
“We are our own worst critics and we know we made opportunities where we could have scored two, three or four tries.
“Unfortunately it just didn’t come off for us against Glasgow.”
Williams added: “We turned up on Monday disappointed and did a lot of analysis, now it’s a new week a new challenge and we’re looking forward to the game on Saturday.
“We all know we are under a bit of pressure and everyone is feeling a little bit of heat, but it’s still the beginning of the season.
“Everybody wants to right the wrongs and we’ll be putting our heads down and just working away at it.
“Hopefully all those one percentagers will click this week and we can take our opportunities.
“You always measure yourself in these kind of games be it Connacht, Munster or Leinster, after the last two games a win at the Sportsground would be a good way to bounce back.”
Ulster won their first 13 games across all competitions last season but Williams believes that hadn’t any relevance going into the new campaign.
He said: “I wouldn’t say that added pressure, it’s a new team even though we didn’t have many players come in from last season.
“It’s still a new team, the goals are still the same we obviously want to win a bit of silverware.
“I’d be lucky to point to any team that has won 13 or 14 games on the trot and they went and did it again the next year.”
Going to the Sportsground will hold no fears for Ulster as they produced one of their best displays there last season on route to a bonus point win.
Williams recalled: “It just clicked.
“We were playing confident rugby and everybody was high on confidence.
“With the game plan we had we were allowed to throw the ball around and express ourselves and I don’t see any change this week.
“It is away from home, it is an interpro but we’re going down their to win and whether it’s four or five points we’ll be happy with whatever.”