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Let's improve our interpros record: Jones

Ulster's Greg Jones
Ulster's Greg Jones

By Michael Sadlier

Flanker Greg Jones wants Ulster to "right the wrong" of last season when Irish rivals Connacht tasted victory in Belfast for the first time in 58 years.

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Ulster have not lost a game at Kingspan Stadium since the westerners triumphed 22-15 in October 2018 and Jones is also determined to keep things that way as Dan McFarland's side bid to make it 18 unbeaten games at home tomorrow evening.

"Connacht are obviously the last team to win here," said the 23-year-old Dublin native, who scored twice in last week's 54-42 defeat at Leinster.

"We certainly want to right that wrong. It's going to take a huge effort but we feel like we can definitely turn them over.

"It's definitely personal for all of us," he added of beating Connacht in Belfast this time around, including McFarland, who both played and coached at Connacht.

With Munster visiting Belfast next week for Ulster's first game of 2020, the plan is to win both home interprovincials before then heading back to Champions Cup action.

"We need to be better in the interpros. In the last few seasons our record maybe hasn't been what we've wanted it to be so that's something we're definitely focusing on," added Jones.

"These next two weeks are huge challenges to try and make that right and we hope to try and particularly win these two games."

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