GUINNESS PRO12 REACTION: Les Kiss disappointed with errors in Ulster’s loss to Munster

Ulster's Rory Scholes and Rory Best with Jack O'Donoghue of Munster
Ulster's Rory Scholes and Rory Best with Jack O'Donoghue of Munster

Ulster director of rugby, Les Kiss, did not hide his disappointment as he saw his side lose 9-7 at home against Munster on Saturday at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast.

Two penalties and a drop goal from Ian Keatley saw the Munster visitors turn a 7-3 half time deficit into a first win in six games after Louis Ludik’s try and Paddy Jackson’s conversion had give Ulster a slight advantage.

Jacksom missed penalties on 62 and 78 minutes to snatch a win for Ulster but both fell short.

“We are obviously disappointed with that result,” said Kiss.

“We made too many mistakes and allowed them to hang in there.

“If we had managed another few points before the break it would probably have been enough to get us over the line, but we just made too many errors.”

Although it ended four straight wins by the Ulster side, Kiss was not concerned that where the side had been before the game was gone as a result of the loss.

“I would not expect it as a great deal of damage. We have been very honest with ourselves about the things which had got us to where we were and are. We have not reacted in a grand way to those things, we have just solidly gone about our buiness.

“The same should prevail in terms of a game that were not up to the standards we expect.

“We just got to look at it pragmatically and properly and make sure ascertain the key reasons why it happened and work on the solutions to ensure we grow from it.

“A lot of people say you grow from your losses and you learn from your losses I would like to think we have been learning from our winnings as well.

“But this is something you do not welcome particularly and probably in parts of the game that we did not control well it is not what you welcome we have to take what we can from it. We have to stay level headed and know that a good few training sessions and a good honest video session we can sort it out,” Kiss added.