Kiss: Fired-up Ulster can prove all the critics wrong
Ulster Director of Rugby Les Kiss says his men are determined to answer their doubters when they meet Leinster in Friday's PRO12 semi-final.
No team has ever won away from home in the league's last four with Ulster's poor record in the big games seeing some already writing off their chances of making history in the RDS this weekend.
The Australian thinks his players are more than up to the task.
"I've read a few things," he said of the column inches devoted to predicting yet more knock-out failure for his side.
"I haven't read a lot. I guess that's probably what people will lean on, what's happened in the past.
"Everyone has a right to an opinion. We can either let it enter into our psyche in a negative way or we can accept that people will say that and attach it to what we want to do, what we want to achieve and our own mission.
"We know what that is and I'm pretty sure we know how to go about our business to deliver on that."
The winner on Friday night will advance to a Murrayfield final next weekend and await either Connacht or Glasgow, who clash on Saturday.