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Craig Gilroy: We can still play a lot better

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Craig Gilroy, Ulster, is tackled by Steve Crosbie, Leinster

Craig Gilroy, Ulster, is tackled by Steve Crosbie, Leinster

Craig Gilroy, Ulster, is tackled by Steve Crosbie, Leinster

Ireland and Ulster winger Craig Gilroy says that while the victory over South Africa was a brilliant achievement, there is still room for significant improvement.

Despite a number of injury set-backs and the Springboks impressive form leading into the Autumn Series, the hosts put in a stellar defensive display and showed their attacking prowess as Rhys Ruddock and Tommy Bowe touched down during the 29-15 victory.

Gilroy, who will be looking to stake a claim for the Australian fixture by featuring against Georgia this weekend, says that while the win boosted confidence, they are acutely aware there is a lot more within the squad.

"It was a fantastic win against the two time world champions, but we didn't play to the best and we have so much more to give," he said. "Everyone is nailed on for the game against Georgia on Sunday." 

The Ulster star cannot wait for the chance to show Joe Schmidt what he can offer and the Georgian defence can expect a stern examination of their defensive strategies.

"It's a good opportunity for me to play again. I love putting on the jersey, I love playing in front of big crowds and bringing what I can give - a little bit of spark or a little bit of something else."

Schmidt is expected to ring the changes ahead of Sunday's encounter.

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