Published: 12:10 | 24/11/20

McFarland praises players after Scarlets test

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland was full of praise for his players after their hard-fought 26-24 victory over Scarlets at the Kingspan Stadium on Sunday.

The result ensures that Ulster's unbeaten record this season is extended to seven matches, five of which have included bonus points.

It leaves them two points behind Leinster at the top of Conference A  and a massive 20 points clear of Ospreys in third place.

Speaking after the match, McFarland was full of praise for how his players rose to the challenge against a very competitive Scarlets outfit.

"I thought some of the individual performances were outstanding," he said. 

"Mikey Lowry was excellent once again at full-back as was Eric O'Sullivan at the top end of the team.

"He gets through more work than the vast majority of loose heads that I've ever come across.

"It's not just work in terms of tackle numbers and carry numbers. 

"It's also the stuff that you expect back rowers to be good at but props not so such as movement in the defence line, kick chase and getting to breakdowns quickly where players might be isolated. He works so hard."

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