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Ulster 21 - 24 Leinster: Ulster fail to fend off Leinster fight back

Published 21/08/2015

Ulster's Stuart McCloskey with Noel Reid and Steve Crosbie of Leinster. INPHO/Ryan Byrne.
Ulster's Stuart McCloskey with Noel Reid and Steve Crosbie of Leinster. INPHO/Ryan Byrne.
Ulster's Dan Tuohy. INPHO/Ryan Byrne.
Ulster's Craig Gilroy tackles Leinster's Steve Crosbie. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
Ulster's Craig Gilroy tackles Leinster's Mick McGrath. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
Ulster's Craig Gilroy tackles Leinster's Mick McGrath. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Ulster failed fend off a second half fight back from Leinster during their pre-season friendly at the Kingspan Stadium.

Leinster were trailing 14-5 down at half-time but rallied to beat the home side 24-21.

Paul Marshall and Luke Marshall put two tries on the board for Ulster after Adam Byrne's early effort opened the scoring for Leinster.

However, the visitors fought back in the second half with Jack Conan, Dan Leavy and Bryan Byrne putting Leinster 24-14 ahead in 19 minutes.

Ulster's Sam Arnold made a valiant final play consolation try before the final whistle went.

See tomorrow's Belfast Telegraph for full match report and analysis.

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