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Munster knock Ulster off top of Guinness PRO12 with late comeback win

By Jonathan Bradley

Published 28/10/2016

Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast.
Ulster's Robb Lyttle scores between the posts. 28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Robb Lyttle scores between the posts. 28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Luke Marshall is tackled by Munster's Andrew Conway
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Charles Piutau is tackled by Munster's Tommy O'Donnell
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Clive Ross is tackled by Munster's Rory Scannell and Niall Scannell
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Robb Lyttle scores between the posts
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Robb Lyttle celebrates
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Robb Lyttle celebrates with Charles Piutau
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Robb Lyttle celebrates with Charles Piutau
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Robb Lyttle scores between the posts
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Robb Lyttle scores between the posts
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Robb Lyttle scores between the posts
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Charles Piutau is tackled by Munster's Jaco Taute
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Charles Piutau is tackled by Munster's Jaco Taute
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Charles Piutau is tackled by Munster's Jaco Taute
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Charles Piutau is tackled by Munster's Jaco Taute
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Try for Ulster's Charles Piutau
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Try for Ulster's Charles Piutau
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Try for Ulster's Charles Piutau
Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Try for Ulster's Charles Piutau. 28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Try for Ulster's Charles Piutau
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Try for Ulster's Charles Piutau
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Try for Ulster's Charles Piutau
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Paddy Jackson
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Craig Gilroy wins the hall ball against Munster's Andrew Conway
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's @CPiutau is tackled by Munster's Duncan Williams and Jack O'Donoghue
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Ulster's Craig Gilroy wins the hall ball against Munster's Andrew Conway
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Try for Ulster's Charles Piutau
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Try for Ulster's Charles Piutau
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Try for Ulster's Charles Piutau
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Ulster v Munster at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Try for Ulster's Charles Piutau
On the ball: Ulster star Ruan Pienaar
United in grief: Ulster fans pay tribute to the late Anthony Foley by holding up a message alongside Ulster and Munster flags during the clash with Exeter
Home stretch: Ruan Pienaar is determined to end his final season at Ulster with a trophy

Munster knocked Ulster off the top of the Guinness PRO12 table with a late come from behind victory at Kingspan Stadium tonight.

The visitors - who have not lost to their northern neighbours in five games - won for the second time since the tragic passing of their head coach Anthony Foley a fortnight ago after a late drop goal from Rory Scannell gave them their first lead of the contest and a 15-14 win.

Ulster had led 14-0 after first-half tries from Charles Piutau and Rob Lyttle but they failed to score for the final 55 minutes of the contest and slumped to first home defeat of the season, in the process surrendering back-to-back PRO12 contests for the first time since February.

With one round of fixtures before a two-week break, Ulster have fallen to third in the table but could finish the weekend in fifth.

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