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I'll prove the critics wrong, pledges Ulster's Les Kiss


By Jonathan Bradley

Director of Rugby Les Kiss has promised his critics he is up for the fight of turning around Ulster's fortunes.

The Kingspan outfit missed out on the PRO12 play-offs this season for the first time since 2012 and have not won silverware in the past 11 years.

Already looking ahead to the next campaign, Kiss has said he will not "roll over" in the face of the criticism he expects will continue to come his way.

"I can only imagine that people are disappointed and to be frank they have every right to be," said the Australian.

"This is the business and it hasn't been nice. I had a lot of hope, not just hope, belief that we wouldn't be in this position.

"I accept first and foremost that it hasn't been as good as you would like but I won't roll over in this position.

"You're in this game for a reason and we have to work our way through this. We're going to work our (socks) off, me and the boys. We'll come back stronger."

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