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Jonathan Bradley of Belfast Telegraph (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Ulster have steadied the ship, but if they are to prolong their season, they must develop an urgent ruthless streak

Jonathan Bradley


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Grant Williams' late try for the Sharks made things nervous for Ulster on Friday night

Grant Williams' late try for the Sharks made things nervous for Ulster on Friday night

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Ulster's Marcus Rea and Nick Timoney following Friday night's victory over the Sharks

Ulster's Marcus Rea and Nick Timoney following Friday night's victory over the Sharks

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Ulster's James Hume showed plenty of passion and fight against the Sharks

Ulster's James Hume showed plenty of passion and fight against the Sharks

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Munster celebrated victory on their last visit to Belfast last month

Munster celebrated victory on their last visit to Belfast last month

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Grant Williams' late try for the Sharks made things nervous for Ulster on Friday night

After a punishing run of six games in six weeks coming out of the Six Nations, fixtures in the Ulster calendar are starting to feel the exception rather than the rule.

For a time the big games, in two competitions and across two continents, just kept coming. Derbies, European clashes and key trips to fellow play-chasers were a steady diet for months but now the side have had to get used to playing the waiting game.


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