BBC Sport - Stuart McCloskey believes early-season results will be crucial for Ulster

McCloskey urges Ulster to get points in the bag

Centre Stuart McCloskey believes Ulster's early-season results will prove crucial in their bid to secure a home semi-final in the Pro12.

Ulster have won their opening two matches of the new campaign but face the Scarlets on Friday, the Welsh side having won both encounters with the Irish province last season.

"They play the same brand of rugby as us and they like to throw the ball about a bit but hopefully we can match them and do a bit better," said McCloskey.

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