McGahan: Ulster have what it takes to land Cup

Updated: April 11, 2012

Tony McGahan believes that Ulster have the necessary tools to win the Heineken Cup after they dumped two time winners Munster out of this years competition.

Speaking in the wake of his side’s 22-16 defeat at Thomand Park on Easter Sunday McGahan feels that their is no reason why Ulster cannot defeat Edinburgh at the Aviva stadium and book their place in the final at Twickenham on May 19th.

“There is absolutely no doubt they have the capabilities of being a Heineken Cup-winning side,” said McGahan.

“They made the quarter-finals last year and have progressed again to make the semi-finals.

“They have a tough nut to crack in Edinburgh but, if you look at their form over the whole season, they have all the capabilities of winning it.

“I thought Ulster were terrific (on Sunday), right across the park. They got into a substantial lead with three penalty kicks from over halfway… they controlled the scoreboard and they controlled field position, particularly in the first half.

“They certainly came to play, which we knew they would. Their defence was superb, the way they scrambled. It was a complete package.”

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