Ulster are simply not good enough
After watching his side's top four hopes go up in smoke, Ulster Director of Rugby Les Kiss blasted his side's performance as "not good enough" for the PRO12 play-offs.
The province went to Ospreys on Saturday needing a win to overhaul the Welsh side in the race for a semi-final place but were second best, losing 24-10 to bring the curtain down prematurely on a hugely disappointing campaign.
Having fallen out of the top four for the first time since 2012, Kiss admitted his side haven't hit the required standards. Ultimately we just weren't good enough to do the job," he said. "Fair play to Ospreys, coming off four losses, they had to bounce back and they did.
"Frustrated and disappointed would be the two words to describe this right now. There's a lot of hurt in this dressing room."
Coming to terms with their season Ulster fans may have to deal with another blow with the realisation Ruan Pienaar could have played his last game for the club.
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