Trimble looking for final impact

Ulster's Andrew Trimble
Ulster's Andrew Trimble


Twickenham Stadium
Saturday, 19 May
17:00 BST
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Andrew Trimble has vowed to make his mark in Saturday's Heineken Cup final.

The Ulster wing is disappointed with the lack of scoring opportunities he has had on route to Twickenham.

"I want to make more of an impact on a game than I'm doing at the minute, I want to feel part of it," said Trimble ahead of the decider against Leinster.

"There is an onus on me to get myself involved. I've done it in the past and hopefully I will do it in the final. I want to contribute to us winning."

Ulster produced great defensive displays to beat Munster and Edinburgh in the quarter-final and semi-final respectively.

Trimble would love to get more opportunities to show what he can do with the ball in hand during Saturday's final.

"We didn't produce that many phases with the ball in hand against Edinburgh, so it was difficult to get into the game," he said.

"I felt it difficult to make my mark in the game.

"When the game is at such a high level, a high standard, there is less space and it's usually the wingers who suffer. But I just think there's more in me.

"I want to make an impact for my team-mates and contribute to us winning the Heineken Cup."

Ulster have a poor record against Leinster, who are bidding to become the only team to win three Heineken Cup titles in four years.

Trimble has admiration for what they have achieved and hopes Ulster can develop the same winning mentality.

"The best teams around just drive the nail home week in week out, and that's where we want to get to.

"Winning is a habit and Leinster have it at the minute. They are this mighty team who keep producing results.

"We have recorded some big wins over the years but we have never really done it against Leinster. It's time for that to change."

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