No iffs or buts now
Ulster return to action with a Magners League outing against Cardiff Blues in the Welsh capital today.
They see it as bounce-back time, an opportunity to atone for the closing weeks of Phase One of the series.
A campaign which began with four wins and a draw in the first five outings, followed by a Heineken Cup victory over Aironi, suddenly went off the rails when Biarritz inflicted a defeat at Parc des Sports Aguiléra.
For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.