It is hugely important that Ulster get off to a winning start in this season's Guinness PRO12 championship.
Director of Rugby Les Kiss was talking at a press conference at the Kingspan Stadium ahead of Ulster's opening match - a home tussle with Dragons on Friday night.
"If we can get off to a good start it would be massive and it would certainly make things easier.
"To gain that momentum early would be handy. If we want to aspire to great things at the end of the season we would hope to build consistency and get a good few points between now and Christmas," he said.