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Williams delight after Ulster win

Ulster coach Matt Williams praises his side after their bonus-point win in Limerick

Ulster coach Matt Williams praised his team after the surprise 37-11 victory over Munster on Saturday night.

"To come to one of the greatest grounds in the world and to win the way we did with ball in hand and to score so many tries is a real achievement.

"The players stood up in every aspect of the game and were magnificent.

"We haven't been able to finish teams off away but we said: 'Tonight's the night, we do not come back into this changing room without winning here'."

Ulster scored five tries as they claimed their first away success over Munster since 1992.

"We put out nine players who are 23 or under and most of them only 21 - it's an incredible statistic for the province," added Williams.

"For 16 minutes of the second half we were one or two men down (Matt McCullough and Kieron Dawson were sinbinned) and in that period we had almost no possession.

"But we tackled our hearts out and they couldn't go through us, they had to go over us through a kick.

"Our defence has been the basis of our success but we want to play the ball in hand and have an off-loading game which takes time to come through.

"But we saw both aspects of the game here, a super defence and then we also attacked with courage and panache."

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Munster 11-37 Ulster
03 Jan 09 |  Ulster
Connacht 12-6 Munster
28 Dec 08 |  Connacht
Ulster 13-21 Leinster
27 Dec 08 |  Ulster


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