Piutau demands big effort

01 January 2018 22:37:33 GMTPlus11

Ulster full-back Charles Piutau insists that they can turn around their fortunes when they take on Munster in the Guinness PRO14.

Despite the odd excellent result, the Northern Irish province have struggled to produce performances on a consistent basis.

They have won seven of their 11 matches so far in the league but supporters have not been convinced and were angered by the team's meek display against Connacht.

Les Kiss' men were thrashed 44-16 by the Galway-based outfit just before Christmas but Piutau insists that the players are fully behind their director of rugby.

"Coaches always take the brunt of it," he said. "The team really want to put out a performance, we see ourselves as one team and the management is part of us.

"Come Monday, we really want to make our coaches proud and show them what we can do, and the learnings that we're taking from them."

Piutau is leaving at the end of the season to join money-laden English Championship side Bristol, but the full-back says that his full focus is on Ulster.

He added: "I spoke to my team-mates earlier in the year and I said I want to make sure I'm giving 100 per cent, right through to the end of the season.

"Every time wearing that jersey, I know every single person wants to show the pride and passion they have for Ulster, their families and the fans. Come Monday, hopefully we see that."

Ulster areĀ 4/7 to beat Munster andĀ 28/1 to win the Guinness PRO14 Grand Final this season.

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