It’s been a great start to the new season by Ulster, winning all three of their opening games and now riding high at the top of the Magners League. Last night they defeated Edinburgh 29-21.
An outstanding performance from scrum-half Paul Marshall earned him the Man of the Match award, and that was especially interesting given that Ruan Pienaar, the superb Springbok scrum-half, arrived to join the team this week and watched the match from the stand. Brian McLaughlin has a great problem.
Andrew Trimble gave an energetic performance, scoring the opening try, and BJ Botha and Rory Best were powerful in the scrum. It’s the best start Ulster have made in the league for some years and bodes well for the rest of the season.
The only problem is, that with church commitments on Friday evenings in September, I have missed their two home wins at Ravenhill and have had to be content with a TV recording. Maybe I should stay away?