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High standards: Alan O’Connor
High standards: Alan O’Connor
Jonathan Bradley

By Jonathan Bradley

Ulster cannot afford to take their foot off the pedal when the Heineken Champions Cup resumes this weekend, says lock Alan O'Connor.

The province have kicked off their European season with two wins from two and sit top of Pool Three ahead of the first of the festive back-to-backs against Harlequins in Belfast on Saturday (3.15pm).

"We need to kick it off with a good win and then it's a massive challenge going over there," said O'Connor.

"You have to win your home games but it's the away games that make the season what you want it to be.

"It's a big challenge but we're looking forward to it."

Ulster beat Harlequins twice in six days two years ago but O'Connor has cautioned against expecting a repeat to be routine.

"They're a lot different," he said. "They're way more organised and it looks like they play for each other more."

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