Ulster produced a strong second half comeback to defeat the Scarlets 25-20 at the Kingspan Stadium in Friday night’s Guinness Pro12 clash.
Neil Doak saw his side fall 13-6 behind at the break due to a John Barclay try, but after the restart scores from Craig Gilroy, Luke Marshall and Ruan Pienaar made sure of the victory for the hosts.
Kristian Phillips’ late try rescued a losing bonus point for Wayne Pivac and the Scarlets, but Ulster will be disappointed that they didn’t get a try...
We seem to be in one of those moods.
You know one of those moods where we always grind out the victory even though we play like drains for the entire game? Yeah, I think we’re in one of those. First Treviso were subject to a late flurry of tries that put the gloss on what up to then was a poor performance, and then last week we somehow managed to cling on against a hapless Edinburgh side despite being down to thirteen men. It’s nerve wracking, if not convincing.
Still, in spite of our...
Fourteen-man Ulster held out remarkably to emerge 20-17 victors against Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield in tonight’s Guinness Pro12 clash.
Neil Doak’s men saw Stuart McCloskey red carded for a tip tackle, and then Franco van der Merwe yellow carded late on, however the thirteen men somehow managed to scramble the gutsy win.
15 points from Ruan Pienaar, including a try, and another score from Darren Cave saw the Irish province snatch victory, while a try from Phil Burleigh and 12 points from...
Firstly, I must apologise once more for the lack of a preview last week. Man flu can strike down even the best of us you know!
Meanwhile, as I was busy ingesting a whole heap of pills, we returned to action against Treviso last week and got off to the perfect start in our mid-Six Nations campaign. It may have been, as Fleg put it so accurately, “the worst 43-3 win I have ever seen”, you can never turn down a bonus point win – even if we did take 70 minutes to really hit our stride. And...
On the night he won his 100th Ulster cap, Craig Gilroy scored a brace of tries and put in a man of the match performance as Ulster dismantled Treviso 43-3 in their Guinness Pro12 clash at the Kingspan Stadium.
The hosts put six tries past their hapless visitors, although it took them a long time to find their rhythm before turning on the style late in the game to ease away from their Italian visitors.
The win, which also saw tries from Michael Allen, Stuart McCloskey, Andrew Warwick and a...
Darren Cave scored a hat-trick of tries as Ulster ended their Champions’ Cup campaign with a 26-7 bonus point win over the Leicester Tigers at the Kingspan Stadium.
Cave got three of Ulster’s four tries, with Craig Gilroy notching the fourth, in a complete performances from the Ulstermen which saw them, at times, heroically defending an onslaught from their visitors.
Adam Thompstone ran in a second half consolation try for the Tigers, who required a bonus point win to stand any chance of...