Jacob Stockdale urges Ulster to find ruthless streak

Date published: December 5 2018

Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale has urged his side to find more of a clinical edge ahead of their Champions Cup encounter with Scarlets in Llanelli.

Although Ulster came away with a 16-12 win over Cardiff Blues in their previous fixture, Stockdale feels they were guilty of not taking their chances.

“There were a lot of opportunities we didn’t take and I think we’re frustrated by that,” the 22-year-old told the Belfast Telegraph about that PRO14 outing. “It’s the sign of a good team, that we can get a win and still be really frustrated and wanting to push on and perform even better.”

Ulster will come up against a Scarlets side who have lost both their Champions Cup fixtures while Ulster have won one and lost one.

Stockdale, though, is not underestimating the opposition and is fully aware of the challenge the Welsh side will pose.

“You want as much momentum as you can have going into Champions Cup week,” he added.

“Scarlets are a dangerous team and they’re really good in their own back yard. They’re known for attacking rugby but they’re really good defensively. It’s about trying to break them down as best we can and impose our own game plan on them.”