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Ferris on...

The World Cup

"We don't really talk about 2007 because it was so disappointing, but there is a real determination to play our best rugby this time around. We are not claiming we are going to win it or anything -- the focus is on getting to the quarter-finals and then anything can happen."

Tail of the line-out

"Since Gert Smal came in it's something I have worked really hard on. I would always back myself in the line-out, but I don't think if I had been playing against France it would have solved our problems at the back; it was more a case of France having an excellent defensive line-out."

Johann Muller

"He is a huge influence for Ulster on and off the pitch and I don't think we would be in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup if it wasn't for him."

Willie Faloon

"One of the hardest guys you would ever come across. He is a real old-school No 7 and one of the best players for us in the Heineken Cup. He's growing in confidence all the time and brilliant to play alongside. The future is really bright for Willie."

Lewis Stevenson

(Ulster's new signing)

"I played with Lewis all the way up. He is more a Bakkies Botha second-row than Victor Matfield, a real workhorse like Donncha O'Callaghan and a great addition to the squad."

Irish Independent