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Munster 32-28 Ulster: Craig Gilroy's tries not enough to secure victory in Thomond Park thriller

Guinness Pro12 6pm, Thomond Park, Ref Marius Mitrea

By Jonathan Bradley

Published 30/10/2015

Raring to go: Paddy Jackson, Darren Cave and Paul Marshall get ready for Munster at yesterday’s Captain’s Run
Raring to go: Paddy Jackson, Darren Cave and Paul Marshall get ready for Munster at yesterday’s Captain’s Run

Ulster have fallen 32-28 at the hands of Munster in Thomond Park, but Neil Doak's men left Limerick with two points for their efforts in what was a thrilling encounter.

The teams shared nine tries - five for the hosts and four for the visitors - while there was also a losing bonus point for Ulster after finishing within seven.

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Craig Gilroy was in fine form for the hosts but his two tries - in addition to scores from Nick Williams and Dan Tuohy - were not enough for victory.

Munster crossed the whitewash through Andrew Conway, Robin Copeland, Gerhard van den Heever, Simon Zebo and Denis Hurley.

Ulster were turned over at a crucial line-out in the final stages and, despite being handed another chance from a scrum in a bizarre finish, could not force the score that would have brought a first away win since April.

Les Kiss, Ulster's new director of rugby, will begin work on Monday with the province's next game a visit to Newport.

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