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“I’m really disappointed about the first half because we played some dumb rugby and we deserved where we were. We should have got the ball in the air more,” said Davies.
“A draw is better than losing, that’s a fact, but I was disappointed with the first half. We should have been smarter than that.
“It’s not a loss and it will be easier to build from there.
“We put a lot of pressure on ourselves in that first half. The conditions were a big factor. We tried to play from our own territory and we made lots of errors because of it.
“They got into our 22 probably twice in the first half and scored both times.
“But in the second half we played nearer what we had talked about before the game and it earned its just rewards.”
Ulster coach Matt Williams was equally as frustrated as his opposite number, angry with Ulster’s very modest away record in Europe.
“There’s an absolutely disgraceful statistic for Ulster that they have never won away in Europe apart from Italy since 2003. That’s not acceptable. They have just got to keep standing up and fighting until we get past that,” said Williams.
On the game itself, he said: “We are very disappointed. We came out at half-time and we tried to hold the lead rather than attack it, and let them back in the game.
“Having said that we played well in the first half, scored two good tries and a lovely drop-goal (through Ian Humphreys).
“We just had to get some possession in that first 20 (minutes of the second half). But again we kicked very poorly and only got one out of five (penalties).
“At 16-13 with four minutes on the clock we should have been much smarter.
“This team are still figuring out how to win. We are winning at home, that’s easy but it’s on the road where we have a problem.”