John Muldoon will lead Connacht into the first interpro derby of the season aiming to bury the idea that Ravenhill is a "graveyard" for his side.

Amazingly, the last time the western province claimed a win in Belfast was back in 1960.

And the trend coming into this evening's tie (7.35pm) suggests that run will continue: Connacht have one win from five Guinness Pro14 games to date, while Ulster have just one loss, last’s week’s shock defeat to Zebre.

Muldoon, however, believes that Connacht, under new coach Kieran Keane, are improving.

"Traditionally it’s not been a good place for us to go visit," he said.

"Down through the years it’s always been a bit of a graveyard for us.

"But in the last couple of seasons we’ve managed to go up there and play quite well and in a lot of ways unfortunately come out on the wrong side of a tough result.

"We’ve had a disappointing start to the season but we’ve progressed in every game, we’ve got better and confidence is starting to build.

"On the flip side to that, Ulster have had a phenomenal start to the season and just had a bad result last weekend so it’s two contrasting ways of coming into the game, both looking to get back on track."

Ulster Director of Rugby Les Kiss told RTÉ Sport that he knows that despite the visitors’ record at Kingspan Stadium, they won’t take them lightly, especially after the reverse in Italy. 

"Last week we were the architecture of our own doom," said Kiss.

"Without taking anything away from Zebre...we had a high error count and a high missed tackle count and you can’t compete in any game [like that].

"Those things are fixable if we can get the basics right.

"I think Connacht last week against the Scarlets were unlucky not to come out with more [a 36-27 loss]. They played well.

"In my time here we haven’t had an easy game against Connacht."

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