Trimble ready for three Cup finals

Date published: April 13 2017

Ulster wing Andrew Trimble has urged his side to take on the challenge facing them at Thomond Park when they meet Munster on Saturday.

With the PRO12 play-off race heating up, Les Kiss’ outfit will be looking to improve on their 24-24 draw with Cardiff Blues last time out.

And while their destiny remains in their own hands, Trimble acknowledges that it will be a challenging run-in over the next few weekends.

“This is the last chance and we have got three Cup finals between now and the end of the season,” Trimble told Ulster’s official website.

“We have to show how good we can be because we still believe it. A lot of people don’t believe it but that’s because we haven’t proved it, so that’s fair enough.

“There’s a lot of character in this team, there’s a lot of stuff people haven’t seen. We know we can be good on our day but we have to be brave. I think if we put ourselves under pressure, it can bring the best out of us.”

Looking ahead to a tough trip to Limerick, Trimble added: “We’ve got a small bit of joy, but generally you go down there and encounter a very physical XV. We all know how big a challenge it is – it’s an intimidating environment and you have to get yourself ready for it.

“I think very little needs to be said on weeks like this, everybody knows what to expect. If you don’t match what they bring to the tablet, you’ll be kicked out of the gate. You have to play out of your skin to get a win.

“We have the right respect for the opposition, but we also know what we’re capable of. We just have to be tough out there and produce a big performance, because there’s no other option.”