Kiss wants Ulster to maintain the momentum

Date published: April 18 2016

Ulster boss Les Kiss wants his side to continue their fine form after their 47-17 bonus point victory over Zebre in the PRO12 in Parma on Saturday.

The visitors ran in seven tries to two which included a Jared Payne hat-trick and a brace from the returning international Tommy Bowe.

The 32-year-old Bowe returned to Kiss' starting lineup after being sidelined with a knee injury since the World Cup.

Kiss was delighted with the Ulstermen's performance, they leaped into fourth place in the PRO12 table with this win.

"It’s mission accomplished," Kiss told reporters.

"Five points was what we expected from ourselves and it’s what was expected of us, so it’s good to deliver that.

"We’ve put together a good couple of games, with beating Connacht and now Zebre. We’re in the top four, and it’s our job to stay there."

Ulster only require one more victory from their remaining games to qualify for the Champions Cup. 

However, Kiss admits that there is no room for complacency as they are set to face the table topping Leinster at Ravenhill on April 30 and an away clash against Ospreys.

"We’ve got a good preparation week building for what is a classic in our calendar," he said.

"Leinster did well to get their win over Edinburgh. It’s not going to be easy, we know that.

"At Kingspan last year we did a job on them (Leinster) and it’s up to us to do the same again.

"There’s no doubt it’s going to be a massive atmosphere and our boys will be up for it."