GUINNESS PRO12: Ulster’s Chris Henry taking positives from Munster defeat

Ulster's Chris Henry will start against Dragons on Sunday
Ulster's Chris Henry will start against Dragons on Sunday

Ulster just came up short last week in their Guinness PRO12 Irish derby clash against Munster, but Irish international Chris Henry, believes the overall performance could be a turning point.

Munster won 32-28, with Ulster staging a great comeback and almost snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

Ulster did pick up a losing bonus point as well as a try scoring bonus point.

On Sunday, Ulster travel to Newport for another away day in the PRO12.

Henry said: “The away form has been a complete mind set issue.

“We have won big games away and it isn’t all of a sudden we can’t win away from home.

“I think the physicality in away games has been an issue but it wasn’t in Munster I think the boys turned up and the starting XV got stuck into them unfortunately it was just a few soft system errors but that is easily fixed.

“Looking back we had a lot of chances and if you want to take a positive from it we turned up physically and now it’s about more smarts and hopefully we can close those games off.”

With only one win outside Belfast since February Rodney Parade is not the most inviting place to play but Ulster face the Dragons there on Sunday.”

“It’s a really intimidating place and in past years Ulster have found it very difficult,” said Henry.

“But we have won there before and it is about us being prepared and bringing the physicality we had last week to this week.”