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Ulster star man Piutau aims for new high in play-off bid

 

By Jonathan Bradley

Ulster must produce their best performance of the season if they are to have any hope of toppling Munster in tomorrow's big derby at Thomond Park, according to All Blacks winger Charles Piutau.

Les Kiss's men have fallen to fifth in the PRO12 table with only three games remaining, and one more slip-up could leave their hopes of a play-off spot in tatters.

Looking to lead the charge towards the semi-finals, Piutau believes the province must reach a new level in Limerick (3pm kick-off).

"Going against a good Munster team, it will have to be the best we will put out this season," said Piutau (left).

"You find out through these times what teams are made of.

"We've been working hard on our structures and stuff this week, but it's going to be down to our passion and desire to front up."

Ulster will be without Jared Payne, but could have their backline boosted by returns for Louis Ludik and Stuart McCloskey.

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