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Stunning Ulster victory over Newport Gwent Dragons

By Jonathan Bradley

Published 02/09/2016

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 2nd September 2016
Mandatory Credit Brian Little/-Presseye
Ulster Ruan Pienaar runs in to score a try against Newport Gwent Dragons during Friday night's Guinness PRO 12 match at the Kingspan Stadium,Belfast.
Picture by Brian Little/PressEye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 2nd September 2016 Mandatory Credit Brian Little/-Presseye Ulster Ruan Pienaar runs in to score a try against Newport Gwent Dragons during Friday night's Guinness PRO 12 match at the Kingspan Stadium,Belfast. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye
2 September 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Guinness Pro 12 Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Try for Ulster's Jacob Stockdale
2 September 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Guinness Pro 12 Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Ruan Pienaar
2 September 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Guinness Pro 12 Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. The Dragons Jack Dixon is tackled by Ulster's Robert Lyttle and Brett Herron
2 September 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Guinness Pro 12 Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Nick Macleod misses his tackle on the Dragons Ed Jackson
2 September 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Guinness Pro 12 Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. The Dragons Jack Dixon is tackled by Ulster's Robert Lyttle and Brett Herron
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 2nd September 2016 Mandatory Credit Brian Little/-Presseye Ulster Ruan Pienaar runs in to score a try against Newport Gwent Dragons during Friday night's Guinness PRO 12 match at the Kingspan Stadium,Belfast. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 2nd September 2016 Mandatory Credit Brian Little/-Presseye Ulster Ruan Pienaar runs in to score a try against Newport Gwent Dragons during Friday night's Guinness PRO 12 match at the Kingspan Stadium,Belfast. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 2nd September 2016 Mandatory Credit Brian Little/-Presseye Ulster Ruan Pienaar runs in to score a try against Newport Gwent Dragons during Friday night's Guinness PRO 12 match at the Kingspan Stadium,Belfast. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 2nd September 2016 Mandatory Credit Brian Little/-Presseye Ulster Ruan Pienaar runs in to score a try against Newport Gwent Dragons during Friday night's Guinness PRO 12 match at the Kingspan Stadium,Belfast. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye
2 September 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Guinness Pro 12 Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Try for Ulster's Jacob Stockdale
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 2nd September 2016 Mandatory Credit Brian Little/-Presseye Newport Gwent Dragons Pat Howard scores the opening try against Ulster during Friday night's Guinness PRO 12 match at the Kingspan Stadium,Belfast. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye
2 September 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Guinness Pro 12 Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Jacob Stockdale is tackled by the Dragons Adam Warren and Carl Meyer
2 September 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Guinness Pro 12 Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast.
2 September 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Guinness Pro 12 Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Pete Browne is tackled by the Dragons Rynard Landman, Ed Jackson and Sam Hobbs
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 2nd September 2016 Mandatory Credit Brian Little/-Presseye Newport Gwent Dragons Pat Howard scores the opening try against Ulster during Friday night's Guinness PRO 12 match at the Kingspan Stadium,Belfast. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 2nd September 2016 Mandatory Credit Brian Little/-Presseye Ulster Brett Herron and Newport Gwent Dragons Pat Howard during Friday night's Guinness PRO 12 match at the Kingspan Stadium,Belfast. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 2nd September 2016 Mandatory Credit Brian Little/-Presseye Newport Gwent Dragons Pat Howard scores the opening try against Ulster during Friday night's Guinness PRO 12 match at the Kingspan Stadium,Belfast. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 2nd September 2016 Mandatory Credit Brian Little/-Presseye Newport Gwent Dragons Pat Howard scores the opening try against Ulster during Friday night's Guinness PRO 12 match at the Kingspan Stadium,Belfast. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye
2 September 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Guinness Pro 12 Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Robert Lyttle gathers the ball to go over for a try
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 2nd September 2016 Mandatory Credit Brian Little/-Presseye Ulster Charles Piutau tackled by Newport Gwent Dragons Ollie Griffiths and Jack Dixon during Friday night's Guinness PRO 12 match at the Kingspan Stadium,Belfast. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye
2 September 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Guinness Pro 12 Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Try for Ulster's Jacob Stockdale
2 September 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Guinness Pro 12 Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Stuart McCloskey celebrates with Jacob Stockdale

Ulster kicked off their season in perfect fashion with a bonus-point win over Newport Gwent Dragons at Kingspan Stadium.

After the revelation that his Ulster career would end after this season, Ruan Pienaar was named man-of-the match showing after scoring one of his side's five tries and kicking two conversions.

Rob Lyttle bagged a brace on debut while Jacob Stockdale and captain Rob Herring also scored.

Ulster will now travel to Treviso next Saturday looking to generate some early season momentum with another win.

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