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Change of mindset key to slaying the Dragons

By Jonathan Bradley

Published 07/11/2015

Chris Henry says Ulster must change their mindset if they are to get a "desperately needed" win against Dragons tomorrow afternoon (2.30pm kick-off).

The flanker makes his first start since the World Cup at Rodney Parade as new director of rugby Les Kiss looks to mastermind a first away win since April.

The side were much improved on the road in last week's narrow loss to Munster but have a terrible record in Newport.

"Ultimately we set very high standards," Henry said.

"Dragons away, as we all know, in past seasons hasn't been a good place for us to go.

"That's all mindset and mentality. Hopefully last week we turned a corner.

"As a playing group there's been a lot of talk about our mindset away from home and whether we were going to show up to games.

"We did that against Munster but we just didn't have the smarts.

"If we get that balance right there is no reason why we can't go away and put in a great game against Dragons and get a desperately needed four points."

Rory Best and Ruan Pienaar will make their first appearances of the season for the province off the bench but, with Europe on the horizon, there is no place in the 23 for Andrew Trimble, Roger Wilson or Nick Williams.

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