Captain Rob Herring was delighted with the performance of Ulster’s pack in the 48-7 win over Treviso.
All three Ulster locks Dan Tuohy, Peter Browne and Lewis Stevenson touched down as did flanker Sean Reidy in the seven try rout of the Italians.
“We wanted to improve on the first two games and at times we did and at times there is things to work on and get that consistency, I think our phase play was the best it has been in a long time for the pack so in terms of that it was very good for us,” said Herring.
“We thought we had been good in the mauls but we weren’t able to finish, we got a penalty try in the last game but we wanted to get a few clean tries of the maul and against Treviso we managed that.”
“The scrum was good until they got that turnover which led to their try, Treviso contested the lineouts really well and made a few of our balls sloppy but all in all it was a good night for the forwards.”
Ulster showed their intent early by kicking penalties to the corner.
“I asked the kickers did they want it and they said anything in the five metre channel they didn’t want to kick at so we decided to go to the corner and luckily it paid off.”
Ulster were clinical when they got in the red zone which pleased the skipper.
“All week we talked about patience and structure, we showed once we hold onto the ball and show a bit of patience we have top class backs who can finish tries.”
“From the Scarlets game where we lost so much possession in the 22 so that was a big work on for us and it came right.”
Ulster have another week off before travelling to play Edinburgh.
“We have to rest up because after the week off we have 16 or 18 on the bounce so it is the last one of for a while.”