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Piutau: I'll sign off with a display to remember

By Jonathan Bradley

Departing Ulster full-back Charles Piutau is determined to end his time in Belfast on a high by guiding the side into an unlikely Guinness PRO14 play-off berth.

With three wins in a row the province have breathed new life into their seemingly dormant hopes of sneaking into the top three in their conference and lining up in the quarter-finals next weekend.

For that to happen, Jono Gibbes' men need to beat Munster in Thomond Park tomorrow (5.35pm), scoring at least four tries, and hope that Glasgow deny Edinburgh the single point they need to qualify.

It's an unlikely scenario but, having helped the side to at least a Champions Cup play-off against the Ospreys, Piutau is not giving up on the dream.

"It's nice to have something to play for," said the Bristol-bound full-back who will be the world's best paid player next year. "There's a lot at stake.

"I want to put my best performance out there for the team and help out where I can and then looking back at the end of the day, I'll say I've enjoyed every moment of putting on this jersey, representing this club and making great memories with my team-mates."

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