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Sloppy Ulster haven't been up to scratch, says Neil Doak

Published 16/09/2015

Ulster's head coach Neil Doak criticised his team's performance against Scarlets
Ulster's head coach Neil Doak criticised his team's performance against Scarlets

With Ulster out of action until October 2, head coach Neil Doak has described his side's performance against Scarlets last weekend as "not good enough".

The trip to Parc y Scarlets saw the hosts reduced to 14 men on three occasions but Ulster could make little headway and were eventually denied even the consolation of a losing bonus point thanks to a last-kick penalty from Aled Thomas to make it 22-12.

"That is not how Ulster and the team want to be reflected at all," said Doak. "That was not good enough and I am disappointed.

"We had them stretched at times and at 19-12 I thought if we kept going we could get a draw and maybe sneak it, but it was not meant to be.

"Our ill-discipline with the ball killed us. We had 12 turnovers in the first half and could not affect any change on the Scarlets at all.

"There are a couple of things we need to look at, like the scrum area, which we had issues with last week. I am not sure whether it is something on us, we will have a look at the video and see."

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