Petrie Focuses On Process Not Outcomes At Ulster

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8 February 2019

Jonny Petrie may have been fairly quiet over his two months in Ulster but the province's new chief executive has been hiding in plain sight since his December arrival, wrote Jonathan Bradley of the Belfast Telegraph last week.

Whether it be standing among fans on the terraces at a recent inter-pro, taking in a Schools' Cup and All-Ireland League game on the same Saturday a few weekends ago, or sitting in on various committee meetings, the former Scottish international has been getting to grips with rugby at all levels in his new home.

Perhaps aware of how often the refrain of "best side in the world" was repeated back to his predecessor Shane Logan, there were no grandiose projections of his vision when he met media for the first time yesterday.

"I think it's going to sound clichéd but you want to go in and try and make this place better every day," he said when asked of his goals. "There's no point making bold proclamations or saying, 'We're going to win this or win that'.

"Everyone knows what Ulster Rugby and rugby in Ulster can be when we make it a success.

"The cliché is that you have to focus on the process and not the outcome. On and off the field, we have to do better day in and day out and see where that takes us. It's not about fudging, and it's not about not putting my neck on the block, but

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