Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 December 2014

Ulster return to winning ways

Andrew Trimble scored a try as Ulster beat Leinster
Andrew Trimble scored a try as Ulster beat Leinster

Ulster bounced back from their first defeat of the season last week to stay well out in front in the Rabo Direct PRO12 as they recorded a 27-19 victory over Leinster.

The hosts put their Heineken Cup loss to Northampton behind them to extend their winning run in the competition to 11 successive games. A first-half penalty try was supplemented by second-half tries from Nick Williams and Andrew Trimble in a game which Ulster had to battle hard to triumph and saw them finish with 14 men after Rory Best was yellow-carded late on.

Paddy Jackson kicked a penalty and Ruan Pienaar added nine points for the home side. Ian Madigan made no mistake with his first penalty kick for Leinster before adding a further three and converting Fergus McFadden's late try, but the visitors were unable to score again and make off with a losing bonus point.

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