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McLaughlin delight after victory

Ulster head coach Brian McLaughlin hailed his side's attitude following their 22-18 Heineken Cup victory over Bath.

An interception try from number eight Pedrie Wannenburg plus five penalties and a conversion from fly-half Ian Humphreys saw Ulster, who won the cup in 1999, take a giant stride towards qualification to the knock-out stages.

"There were a lot of mistakes in the first half but you can't fault the effort. The attitude the guys had on the field was brilliant," said McLaughlin.

"You only have to look at the tackle of Andrew Trimble in the last play of the game to show what this competition means to us.

"Everyone fought tooth and nail for the pride of Ulster but we have to do the exact same thing again next week. We said last week that we needed a big game here - and we need another next week (at Bath). It's just the way the Heineken Cup is.

"We will check through how this game went during the week and put the wheels in motion for the return. It's just another game - but a huge game."


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