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

By Jonathan Bradley

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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