Kiss satisfied with Ulster win

Date published: December 12 2015

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss was satisfied with his team's performance during the 38-0 demolition job against Toulouse at Ravenhill on Friday.

While Kiss and his Ulster team would have had every intention on winning on Friday, the manner in which the victory was executed could not have been foreseen. The French team failed to score a single point in a European fixture for the first time in their history.

"We knew against this mob that if you weren't relentless on either side of the tackle they could get quality ball and that's when they are dangerous," Kiss told journalists after the victory.

"Our defence was brilliant and to keep Toulouse to zero is beyond my wildest dreams. The intensity with which we started the game was very pleasing and it gave us a platform to build on," added the Ulster coach.

However, Kiss is still under absolutely no illusions about the enormity of the task that lies ahead, in a group that also features Saracens and Oyonnax.

"We have to be honest and say Saracens still have the run of the pool but we knew if we could do a job against Toulouse we could start to put pressure on the rest of the group. Next week's game in Toulouse is going to be huge," he explained.

What impressed Kiss the most about the performance against Toulouse was the intensity with which his players competed. That is an aspect that he hopes to build on as the campaign continues.

"We have talked about wanting to play with more intensity and we definitely achieved that," added Kiss.

"They are a very good side and we knew we had to be on it right from the off, we knew we would have to take our chances and it was one of those nights where every time we got a chance we came away with some points.

"Toulouse is a very tough place to go and play so we will enjoy this victory and get ready for another massive affair next weekend."