Ulster snap up two more

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  3. Humphreys in particular is an excellent signing. He treats things like tackling as optional extras but can destroy opponents when the mood takes him.

    Caldwell has dropped behind Dan Tuohy and Ed O'Donoghue in the pecking order but he has bags of ability. He's another good signing but not as crucial to the fortunes of the team as Ian Humphreys.
     
  4. Lads I know Ulster after landing in money but must also say they have rebuilt nicely and are starting to look a dangerous team.
     
  5. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (munstermuffin @ Jan 27 2010, 09:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I agree completely. A couple of years ago the province were in disarray losing Simon Best, Neil Best, Tommy Bowe, Justin Harrison, Roger Wilson, David Humphreys and their coaching staff in the same season. To come from there to where they are now is quite a turnaround.

    I know he's oft criticised but their last coach Matt Williams should take a lot of credit for that. He brought in Andy Kyriacou, Ian Humphreys, Ed O'Donoghue, Dan Tuohy, Timoci Nagusa and Robbie Diack from obscurity or from other teams list of cast offs and each have become important players (to different extents) with the province. He gave Darren Cave, Ian Whitten, David Pollock, Niall O'Connor and Chris Henry a chance and each have taken it. He converted Tom Court to loosehead and Paddy Wallace to full time centre and both are the better for those moves.

    Brian McLaughlin has taken Ulster on another level but I firmly believe that he couldn't have done so if it wasn't for the foundations which Matt Williams laid.
     
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