Jackson hopes to build on tough win

Date published: December 7 2015

Ulster fly-half Paddy Jackson praised his side's ability to adapt to difficult weather conditions after their 14-7 win against Edinburgh.

Wind and rain affected Friday's PRO12 match but a penalty try and Rory Scholes' five-pointer proved enough to see Ulster come out on top.

That pleased Jackson, who landed both conversions, as they held off the in-form Scots to pick up valuable points before the European break.

"With the conditions it was not how we had planned to play during the week, and we didn't get through many of our patterns but it is good to show that we can adapt to those conditions," he told Ulster's website.

"I think in the first-half Edinburgh played very well into the wind, and at half-time we spoke about it being a tough wind but it was still playable, and it was it was a struggle to kick.

"It was good to get the win, but it was a struggle out there," he added, admitting that he wondered if the 14-point interval lead was enough in the wind.

"I think we would have been happier going in with one more try in the first-half, it was just a two-score game and we knew how tough it was going to be to score in the second half – and we didn't, although there was a disallowed try."

The win against Edinburgh saw Ulster continue their 100 percent record in the PRO12 at their home ground, which is something Jackson wants to carry forward into 2016.

"It's been a good record and it's been off the back of last season as well so we want to keep that going. On nights like Friday that is where the character comes through and that is a good positive for us," he said.