Ulster aren't lacking heart, says Andrew Trimble
Ulster captain Andrew Trimble has fired back at suggestions that his side lack heart.
With the province having failed to make the PRO12 play-offs for the first time since 2012, criticism of the side has been coming from far and wide this week as they prepare for the final game of the season against Leinster tomorrow (5.15pm kick-off).
Irish international Trimble is quick to admit that results this year have not been good enough but has assured fans it is not a lack of character that has been the problem.
"It's tough to take," said the skipper. "There is certainly no lack of effort in this team, there is a lot of heart and character.
"Execution levels aren't good enough, maybe our skill level isn't good enough.
"Our mental resilience at times when we're up against it, maybe that is something that needs to be worked on too.
"You can say all of these things and you can find an example to prove a few of them but the one you couldn't say is that there is no heart in this team."