Ulster Rugby: litany of poor decisions have hurt the province

People will have their own view of at what point in history poor choices were made

Ulster’s John Cooney in action against Ospreys – injuries saw the scrumhalf moved to outhalf during the game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster’s John Cooney in action against Ospreys – injuries saw the scrumhalf moved to outhalf during the game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When Ulster had finished the unsettling humiliation of their coach in 2012 the Guardian newspaper ran a headline. “Brian McLaughlin shows success is sometimes not enough.”

McLaughlin came out of the episode with more grace than the venerable rugby institution.

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