Glasgow Warriors produced a superb second half comeback to defeat Ulster at Scotstoun Stadium and head to the Guinness PRO12 final in Belfast next week, winning by the slender scoreline of 16-14.
A late try from DTH van der Merwe secured the win for the Scots who were probably the second best team in the tie overall, while Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg provided 11 points for the hosts.
Ulster were 8-6 up at the break through a Chris Henry try, but despite having the wind advantage in the second...
And so we are down to the final four.
Officials and ludicrous citings aside, we now return to the scene of last week’s defeat in order to restore our pride, end the only remaining 100% home record in the Pro12, and return to Belfast to contest the Grand Final against either Munster or the Ospreys. This week calls for a huge effort from all 23 members of the squad, staff and travelling support – unless all three can put in an 80 minute performance then we will be departing from this...
Ulster’s much-changed side were subject to a second half onslaught from the Glasgow Warriors and eventually fell 32-10 in their Guinness PRO12 clash at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday.
In an ironic twist, the result, combined with the Ospreys’ inability to get a bonus point away to Connacht, means that these two sides will contest next week’s semi-final on Friday night at the same venue.
Finn Russell put in a man-of-the-match performance and capped it off with two tries, as well as adding...
Last week and this week seem to be in stark contrast to each other.
Last week we were gearing up for a win that would set up a perfect season at home in the Pro12 and also set up an enthralling final day clash with Glasgow that would decide which team would finish the season at the top of the pile and have a home semi-final. This week there is a sense of disappointment in last Saturday’s draw and, even though Iain Henderson had his red card rescinded in midweek, injuries to props Callum...
A last minute Paul Marshall try rescued a 23-23 draw for Ulster against Munster and ensured they went the entire Guinness Pro12 season unbeaten at home, but the main talking point was a red card to Ulster’s Iain Henderson.
Adjudged to have entered a ruck dangerously, Henderson was given his marching orders seven minutes from time and is at risk of missing the rest of Ulster’s Pro12 campaign.
Paddy Jackson was flawless with the boot during the game, landing five from five in an impressive...
Part one of our play-off plight has been completed with our victory over Leinster guaranteeing our safe passage into the final four, and what a victory that was. Not only did we manage to come back from a ten-point deficit after just eight minutes we then proceeded to outplay our rivals and send them home with their tails between their legs. And I don’t want to hear any of that “They were tired” rubbish – you can only play what is in front of you, and we did so superbly.