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Video: Ulster's Willie Anderson focuses on team spirit ahead of Jersey Reds clash


Willie Anderson has pretty much been there and done that in a playing career which saw him captain Ireland prior to entering coaching and working with Leinster and Scotland, as well as at club level with Dungannon and Ballynahinch.

More recently the 61-year-old was in charge of rugby at Sullivan Upper School before leaving last summer to hook up with Campbell at the Ulster Academy, where one of his tasks is to also assist with Ulster's 'A' team.

One thing is certain though, Anderson has lost none of his enthusiasm for the game or his drive to win.

"I'm a great believer that when you put on an Ulster shirt it's vitally important you give it as much passion as you can," he states with conviction.

"What we are trying to do is to get an identity for the A team so we have something tangible as a team because a lot of guys obviously use it for different reasons."

While admitting that coming into the set-up at Ulster has been a steep learning curve for him, Anderson is, as ever, direct in what he identifies as essential to playing the game.

"You still have to go out and play with a great attitude, go out and play for the shirt and play for the guy beside you and that doesn't change in my book," he says.

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