New Head Coach Mark Anscombe wants consistency from Ulster

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New Zealander Mark Anscombe has arrived in Ulster to take up his role as Head Coach of the Irish province.

New Ulster Head Coach Mark Anscombe has demanded consistency from his side as he prepares to take up his role after arriving in the province this week.

"We need to simplify things and build on what has been achieved in the last two years," said the New Zealander.

"I want to challenge the players, make them accountable for their performances and create a good working environment with a healthy competition for places.

"We want to develop young players and help them to improve their own game."

"We have plenty of exciting young talent and the right foundations and structures are in place."

Anscombe has been following the fortunes of the Ravenhill outfit since the announcement of his appointment was made in March.

"I watched the Heineken Cup final and although the result didn't go our way, there is a lot you can learn from reaching a final and even from losing it.

"We must perform to a consistent level where we can challenge for all the competitions we play in and that is my target."

The former New Zealand Under-20 coach revealed that Ulster are hoping to add one further overseas player to their squad ahead of the new season.

"Ulster is earning a reputation as a successful team and that will help us attract top players," argued Anscombe.

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