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Ulster must be ruthless to keep control of play-off destiny - Rory Best

By Michael Sadlier

Published 28/04/2016

Rory Best has called on Ulster to stand and deliver in their must-win PRO12 derby clash with leaders Leinster tomorrow at a sold-out Kingspan (3pm).

Les Kiss’ fourth-placed squad have to bag a rare victory over their rivals if they are to stay in charge of their own play-off destiny. And with tomorrow likely to be Ulster’s last home game — should they secure a top four finish it looks as if it will be an  away semi-final — the skipper has also called on the crowd to play their part too.

“All you can ask for is to have control of your own destiny,” said Best. “To beat Leinster you have to be accurate and ruthless.

“We know the atmosphere the Kingspan can generate when it’s sold out. It is up to us to make sure we give the fans something to feed on.”

With Ulster having only beaten Leinster once in their last seven meetings, Best knows a huge, but controlled, effort will be needed against a Leinster side containing Ireland stars such as Jonathan Sexton and Jamie Heaslip.

“When you get the chance to score against them you have to take it,” he added.

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