Ulster coach Neil Doak bemoans poor form on the road

Sean Reid goes over for Ulster's try
Sean Reid goes over for Ulster's try

Ulster head coach Neil Doak was left to bemoan another disappointing display by his side on the road as they went down 16-10 against Edinburgh at Murrayfield.

It was Ulster’s second defeat of the season on the road after two try scoring bonus point wins at home and Doak was left frustrated

“I said before the game our discipline was key and we gave away four or five early penalties in the opening minutes. Away from home you cannot deliver like that,” he said.

“You have got to get into the game early, get into the right areas. We did not hold onto the ball long enough in the right areas.”

Trailing by the six points in the final minute, Ulster rallied and forced two penalties but Edinburgh turned the ball over twice as they attempted to maul over - the second time signalling the end of the match.

“I thought we might have sneaked over there at the end and possibly get a one point win (instead of a one point losing bonus point). It disappointing,” added Doak.

“We talked about two away games and we once again have not delivered.

“That is disappointing. I suppose the flip side to that is we did not hold on to the ball and gave penalties away - when you do that you cannot sustain any pressure on the opposition.

“We just do not deliver away from home and we have to get that mind-set right.”