Ulster coach Neil Doak happy after Kingspan victory

Ulster's Craig Gilroy with Treviso's  Sam Christie
Ulster's Craig Gilroy with Treviso's Sam Christie

Coach Neil Doak was delighted with the seven try mauling of Treviso at the Kingspan Staduim on Friday night as Ulster returned to winning ways in the Pro12.

Ulster had the bonus point wrapped up by half time and added three second half tries in the 48-7 victory.

“I thought the first half we played really well, we kept our shape nicely and we made sure we kept our structure and not allow Treviso to get broken field ball.

“And the boys did that well and the pressure we put on them resulted in the two yellow cards and it is a credit to the guys,” said Doak.

“At half time you want them to kick on and the start of the second half didn’t go as planned and it becomes a little bit disjointed and you allow then back in the game.

“We have played against Treviso many times and been in front and allowed them back into the game and they put us under a little but of pressure but I couldn’t be any happier with a bonus point win.

“It is a bit of a mental game when you have the bonus point by half time, you hope you can score early doors and really put them to bed they got those points on the board and we lost a bit of shape.

“And lost a bit of our way but we got it back again and finished it off with a few more tries.”

Ulster scored two tries while Treviso had two men in the sin bin.

“When they are down to 13 men you want to capitalise as much as possible, at the start of the game if you had of said 40 plus points and a bonus point you couldn’t argue with that.”

The pack led the platform for the victory with Dan Tuohy, Sean Reidy, Peter Browne and Lewis Stevenson all crossing the whitewash.

“I suppose I have been given them a bit of a hard time scrum wise the last while and tonight they give us the platform up from with maul tries and scrum penalties putting them under pressure especially against Treviso who with a bit of luck could have beat Munster in the first game of the season.

“And Edinburgh ran away with the game for while and then all of sudden Treviso got back in the game so we know they are a dangerous team that can score points fairly quickly.”