Ulster won’t play it safe in Clermont

Date published: December 17 2016

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss wants to see his side express themselves rather than play it safe against Clermont on Sunday.

The two teams served up a European classic last weekend in Belfast and the Round 4 clash appears set to be similarly entertaining.

Kiss is ready for an intimidating atmosphere at the Stade Marcel Michelin, with Clermont boasting a proud record at home.

"It's an imposing record they have. I think to go there and to try to play within yourself and to play safe, probably isn't the right way to approach it," Kiss told the Ulster website.

"Hopefully, if everything goes to plan, we can go out and express ourselves and I'm sure they will want to do that too.

"We know we were poor at times and late in the game we gave them opportunities to get back into it. We have focused on a few areas to improve on this week.

"The bottom line is, what we delivered last week we should expect of ourselves every time we go out and play. But we've got to deliver even better than we did last week.

"It's going to be tough. It's going to be a fantastic atmosphere and we've got to embrace it and relish it and play like we can.

"Their supporters were over last week and were brilliant, we'll have a lot of supporters in France and they will be brilliant, so it's going to be a fantastic day."