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Ulster's move to more ambitious approach reaped rewards in late Edinburgh drama: McFarland

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You beauty: Ulster players celebrate after Ian Madigan kicked his winning penalty

You beauty: Ulster players celebrate after Ian Madigan kicked his winning penalty

Ian Madigan kicks his winning penalty

Ian Madigan kicks his winning penalty

You beauty: Ulster players celebrate after Ian Madigan kicked his winning penalty

Both the first and the most recent matches of Dan McFarland's reign as Ulster head coach ended in the same high drama - a Dublin-born goal-kicker bisecting the posts with the clock gone red to complete a come-from-behind victory over Edinburgh.

Given the symmetry, the transformation of mindset between is quite remarkable.

For years, Ulster were viewed from the outside as a team with a soft underbelly - last summer's signing from Munster, Bill Johnston, confirming as much when revealing the southern province used to say all you had to was give them enough rope to hang themselves - and McFarland's first task upon inheriting what at the time looked an unenviable job in the summer of 2018 was to bring about a change in mindset.