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One out of 10: Ex-Ulster star Stephen Ferris damning verdict on Les Kiss side's performance

By Jonathan Bradley

Former Ulster star Stephen Ferris believes it's high time the province started living up to expectations. The Kingspan outfit have lost three of their last four games, and currently sit fifth in the Guinness PRO12, causing their old flanker to blast that Les Kiss' men have only hit the required level of performance once this season.

"There's a few external circumstances that I will not go into detail about but they have got to deal with it and they have got to move on," Ferris  said ahead of the game with Edinburgh tonight (7.35pm kick-off).

"The best way they can deal with that is by putting in a good performance which they haven't done this season apart from Glasgow away.

"There is so much expectation about this team but I'm meeting fans every single day and they are coming up to me asking what's wrong with this Ulster team.

"I'm an outsider looking in. I don't know what Les (Kiss) is telling the guys but they have got to find something and they have to get a bit of momentum back.

"Lets face it, you expect Ulster to beat Dragons, Scarlets, Treviso so the first three games, in my eyes, were a fairly easy start.

"They just need to go back to basics and find a bit of hunger, find a bit of fight, make sure they bring a physicality that Edinburgh won't be able to deal with and if they can do that then they should come out victorious.

"But it is going to be tough considering the last few weeks."

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