Toulouse 20-26 Ulster: We must improve to stay in Europe – McFarland

Robert Baloucoune celebrates after scoring three tries for Ulster in the win over Toulouse
Robert Baloucoune celebrates right after scoring three attempts for Ulster in the acquire around Toulouse

Dan McFarland says a much better Ulster display is needed in opposition to Toulouse in upcoming week’s Champions Cup next leg irrespective of Saturday’s 26-20 earn in France.

The holders misplaced Juan Cruz Mallia to an early red card in the previous-16 tie prior to Robert Baloucoune’s hat-trick served Ulster to victory.

“We are going to have to be a ton superior next 7 days if we want to prevail above the two legs,” claimed Ulster mentor McFarland.

“Six points to Toulouse is very little. It is really 15 seconds of brilliance.”

Mallia was sent off on 10 minutes for taking out Ben Moxham in the air and Ulster capitalised on the extra gentleman with four attempts at the Stadium de Toulouse.

Baloucoune’s treble and Andy Warwick going about served the website visitors move 13 points distinct right before a late transformed test from Romain Ntamack.

Irish aspect keep edge

Ulster hold the advantage heading into the 2nd leg at Kingspan Stadium following Saturday with the winners to get on Munster or Exeter Chiefs in the quarter-finals.

“I think we could have taken a larger sized factors big difference back – if you had provided it to me prior to, successful in Toulouse by six factors, I’m not sure any one wouldn’t get it,” included McFarland.

Ulster pair Duane Vermeulen and Iain Henderson tackle Toulouse's Cyril Baille
Ulster pair Duane Vermeulen and Iain Henderson deal with Toulouse’s Cyril Baille

“We had been participating in Toulouse in Toulouse. We produced alternatives in that activity to score tries. For chunks of that video game, we ended up really great.

“Our lineout, which is normally incredibly excellent, did not purpose as properly as it can do. They were being exceptional in lineout defence and that was definitely important.

“At the breakdown we ended up counter-rucked on a amount of occasions and we are unable to afford to do that at home.

“They are Toulouse, they are the champions of Europe, champions of the Major 14, and they have got some of the finest players in the earth. We are going to have to be a great deal improved next week. We are likely to have to be on our match.”

McFarland reported that Moxham “feels good” just after going off for an HIA subsequent the incident with Mallia. “You go by the protocols. We are going to monitor him and go by the protocols for the duration of the 7 days.”