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Kingspan chief admits victories are crucial but he is also keen on performances and attitude

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Clock ticking: Dan McFarland is sweating on Stuart McCloskey’s fitness

Clock ticking: Dan McFarland is sweating on Stuart McCloskey’s fitness

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Clock ticking: Dan McFarland is sweating on Stuart McCloskey’s fitness

Back in the days before rugby went professional, Dan McFarland was both a prop for Morley and a teacher in training.

As 1995 turned to '96, and the game in England went open, sporting endeavours won out over scholarly pursuits, and yet, as he sits today, the similarities between his job as Ulster's head coach and the road not taken extend beyond the need to impart wisdom onto the next generation.


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