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Ulster Rugby's Rory Best called into Lions squad

Published 26/05/2013

Ulster's Rory Best during RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin
Ulster's Rory Best during RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment for Ulster's Johann Muller (c) and Rory Best as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Ulster's Rory Best stands dejected during the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS, Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Julien Behal/PA Wire.
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment as Ulster lose to Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment for Ulster's Chris Henry as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment for Ulster's Tom Court as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment for Ulster's John Afoa as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment for Ulster's Tommy Bowe and Paddy Jackson as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment for Ulster's Tommy Bowe as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment for Ulster's Tommy Bowe as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment for Ulster's Johann Muller (c) as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment for Ulster's Tom Court as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment for Ulster's Ruan Pienaar as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment for Ulster as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment for Ulster's Tom Court as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment for Ulster's Johann Muller (c) and Rory Best as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment for Ulster as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS. Ulster coach Mark Anscombe
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment for Ulster's Rory Best as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment for Ulster's Rory Best as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster's Ruan Pienaar and Nick Williams as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment for Ulster's Rory Best as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Disappointment for Ulster's Johann Muller (c) as Leinster win the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster's Tommy Bowe tackles Leinster's Ian Madigan
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster's Tommy Bowe tackles Leinster's Ian Madigan
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster's Tommy Bowe tackles Leinster's Ian Madigan
Leinster's Jamie Heaslip scores a try during the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS, Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Julien Behal/PA Wire.
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Ian Madigan is stopped by Tommy Bowe of Ulster Mandatory Credit INPHO/Colm O'Neill
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Referee John Lacey issues a yellow card to Robbie Diack of Ulster Mandatory Credit INPHO/Colm O'Neill
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Jamie Heaslip Mandatory Credit INPHO/Colm O'Neill
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Jamie Heaslip Mandatory Credit INPHO/Colm O'Neill
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Ian Madigan is stopped by Tommy Bowe of Ulster Mandatory Credit INPHO/Colm O'Neill
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Tommy Bowe tackles Ian Madigan of Leinster Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Tommy Bowe tackles Ian Madigan of Leinster Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Leo Cullen is stopped by the Ulster defense Mandatory Credit INPHO/Colm O'Neill
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Jamie Heaslip scores a try Mandatory Credit INPHO/Dan Sheridan
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Jamie Heaslip scores a try Mandatory Credit INPHO/Dan Sheridan
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Tommy Bowe tackles Ian Madigan of Leinster Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Jamie Heaslip scores a try Mandatory Credit INPHO/Dan Sheridan
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Jonathan Sexton kicks a penalty Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Dan Tuohy and Devin Toner of Leinster Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Paddy Jackson tackled by Isa Nacewa of Leinster which resulted in a yellow card Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Paddy Jackson tackled by Isa Nacewa of Leinster which resulted in a yellow card Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Paddy Jackson tackled by Isa Nacewa of Leinster which resulted in a yellow card Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Chris Henry turns the ball over Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Robbie Diack is held up short after being tackled by Jonathan Sexton, Andrew Conway and Fergus McFadden of Leinster Mandatory Credit INPHO/Colm O'Neill
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Ian Madigan tackled by Andrew Trimble of Ulster Mandatory Credit INPHO/Dan Sheridan
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Darren Cave and Andrew Trimble tackle Brian O'Driscoll of Leinster Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Johann Muller and Chris Henry tackle Ian Madigan of Leinster Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Jonathan Sexton kicks a penalty Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Dan Tuohy and Devin Toner of Leinster Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Paddy Jackson tackled by Isa Nacewa of Leinster which resulted in a yellow card Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Paddy Jackson tackled by Isa Nacewa of Leinster which resulted in a yellow card Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Paddy Jackson tackled by Isa Nacewa of Leinster which resulted in a yellow card Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Chris Henry turns the ball over Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Robbie Diack is held up short after being tackled by Jonathan Sexton, Andrew Conway and Fergus McFadden of Leinster Mandatory Credit INPHO/Colm O'Neill
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Ian Madigan tackled by Andrew Trimble of Ulster Mandatory Credit INPHO/Dan Sheridan
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Rory Best Mandatory Credit INPHO/Colm O'Neill
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Paddy Jackson passes the tackle of Fergus McFadden of Leinster Mandatory Credit INPHO/Colm O'Neill
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Tommy Bowe passes the tackle of Brian O'Driscoll of Leinster Mandatory Credit INPHO/Colm O'Neill
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Darren Cave and Andrew Trimble tackle Brian O'Driscoll of Leinster Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaboDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Shane Jennings scores a try Mandatory Credit INPHO/Billy Stickland
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Fergus McFadden with Tommy Bowe of Ulster Mandatory Credit INPHO/Dan Sheridan
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Robbie Diack and Isa Nacewa of Leinster compete for a high ball Mandatory Credit INPHO/Colm O'Neill
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Shane Jennings tackles Tommy Bowe of Ulster Mandatory Credit INPHO/Dan Sheridan
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Isaac Boss and Fergus McFadden tackle Stuart Olding of Ulster Mandatory Credit INPHO/Dan Sheridan
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Devin Toner with Chris Henry of Ulster Mandatory Credit INPHO/Dan Sheridan
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Isa Nacewa and Darren Cave of Ulster Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster An Ulster fan celebrates Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Robbie Diack and Tom Court with Jonathan Sexton of Leinster Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Brian O'Driscoll tries to block a kick from Paddy Jackson of Ulster Mandatory Credit INPHO/Colm O'Neill
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Shane Jennings and Ian Madigan tackle Jared Payne of Ulster Mandatory Credit INPHO/Dan Sheridan
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Ruan Pienaar kicks a penalty Mandatory Credit INPHO/Colm O'Neill
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Jonathan Sexton is tackled by Andrew Trimble of Ulster Mandatory Credit INPHO/Colm O'Neill
Leinster's Jonny Sexton during the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS, Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Julien Behal/PA Wire.
Leinster's Brian O'Driscoll is tackled during the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS, Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Julien Behal/PA Wire.
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Tommy Bowe and Fergus McFadden of Leinster compete for a high ball Mandatory Credit INPHO/Colm O'Neill
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ulster's Ruan Pienaar kicks a penalty Mandatory Credit INPHO/Colm O'Neill
RaboDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Ian Madigan Mandatory Credit INPHO/Billy Stickland
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Brian O'Driscoll is watched by Paddy Jackson of Ulster Mandatory Credit INPHO/Colm O'Neill
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Brian O'Driscoll and Paddy Jackson of Ulster Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Brian O'Driscoll and Paddy Jackson of Ulster Mandatory Credit INPHO/James Crombie
RaboDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Shane Jennings scores a try Mandatory Credit INPHO/Billy Stickland
RaBoDirect PRO12 Grand Final, RDS, Dublin 25/5/2013 Leinster vs Ulster Ruan Pienaar of Ulster kicks a penalty Mandatory Credit INPHO/Dan Sheridan
Leinster's Jonny Sexton during the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS, Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Julien Behal/PA Wire.
Leinster's Ian Madigan evades a tackle from Ulster's Chris Henry during the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS, Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Julien Behal/PA Wire.
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster's Nick Williams drives forward
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster's Rory Best is tackled by Leinster's Richardt Strauss
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster's Nick Williams drives forward
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster's Robbie Diack goes up for the ball
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster's Stuart Olding is tackled by Leinster's Shane Jennings
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster's Stuart Olding is tackled by Leinster's Fergus McFadden and Isaac Boss
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster's Nick Williams drives forward
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster'sTommy Bowe is tackled by Leinster's Shane Jennings
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster'sTommy Bowe and Leinster's Fergus McFadden go for the high ball as Chris Henry collects
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster's Stuart Olding is tackled by Leinster's Shane Jennings
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster's Johann Muller (c) takes the ball oin the line
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans
Leinster's Cian Healy attempts to block Ulster's Ruan Pienaar during the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS, Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Julien Behal/PA Wire.
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans Katie and Sarah Cunningham with Eileen Bourns (centre)
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans arrive at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans arrive at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans arrive at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans arrive at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans arrive at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans arrive at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans arrive at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans arrive at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans -Twins Regan and Shannon McFarland
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans arrive at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans arrive at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans Heather Weir, James Bettie and Andrew Robson
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans Stephen Gibson and Arnold Stewart from Carnlough
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster's Rob Herring and Andrew Trimble arrive at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster's Ruan Pienaar arrives at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster's Chris Henry arrives at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans arrive at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans arrive at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans arrive at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster fans arrive at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster's Tommy Bowe arrives at the RDS
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25th May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com RaboDirect PRO12 Final Ulster v Leinster at the RDS, Dublin. Ulster's Andrew Trimble arrives at the RDS
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th May 2012 Thousands of Ulster Rugby fans used Translinks train and coach services to make the journey to Dublins RDS to watch Ulster v Leinster battle it out in the Rabo Direct Pro12 Final on May 25. Dressed in red and white the sea of fans joined forces for a lively and exciting journey together to cheer on Ulster. Pictured before boarding the special rugby services at Translinks Belfast Europa Bus Station are Abbie and Eileen Mc. Master from Dundonald Picture by Brian Thompson/ Press Eye

Ulster and Ireland hooker Rory Best has been called into the British and Irish Lions squad for the tour of Hong Kong and Australia, team management have announced.

It comes after Northampton captain Dylan Hartley was handed an 11-week ban after being found guilty of verbally abusing a match official in Saturday's Aviva Premiership final.

Meanwhile in Dublin on Saturday, Leinster put past disappointments behind them to scoop an elusive RaboDirect PRO12 title over Ulster in head coach Joe Schmidt's last game in charge.

Jonathan Sexton signed off before the Lions tour with 14 points as his home province were crowned champions for the first time since 2008, ending a run of three successive league final losses.

New Zealander Schmidt, who will take over the Ireland job later this year, bowed out with a much-prized domestic and European double - eight days on from his side's Amlin Challenge Cup success.

A resilient Ulster certainly put it up to them in this all-Irish decider, with their South African star Ruan Pienaar kicking immaculately in an 18-point haul.

But tries in each half from back rowers Shane Jennings and Jamie Heaslip, allied to some rock solid defending, got Leinster over the finish line.

Sexton booted three penalties after converting Jennings' early try as Leinster - without late withdrawal Rob Kearney, who had a tight hamstring - ended a hugely physical first half with a 16-6 lead.

Despite leaking a succession of penalties, particularly at the breakdown, the Ulstermen remained in the hunt thanks to Pienaar's opening two kicks.

The place-kicking battle continued after yellow cards for Robbie Diack and Isa Nacewa - in his final professional match - with Pienaar drawing Ulster back to within four points.

However, Heaslip's try entering the final quarter proved to be enough to seal it in favour of the men in blue.

Table toppers Ulster designated the RDS as their home venue for the league final - with Ravenhill not meeting the minimum 18,000-capacity mark - and they wryly renamed the Dublin venue 'OurDS'.

Ulster leaked four penalties in the opening seven minutes as Leinster raced into an early 10-0 lead, Sexton converting man of the match Jennings' try and adding a straightforward penalty.

Mark Anscombe's men were too eager at the breakdown, the opening penalty offering Sexton a chance to find the right corner, and from the ensuing lineout a well-supported Jennings was mauled over.

Sexton slotted the conversion and then clipped over a penalty from just outside the 22, with Ulster growing increasingly frustrated by some of referee John Lacey's calls.

They showed their set-piece strength after Nacewa was charged down and Isaac Boss had to concede a five-metre scrum. Johann Muller's pack hunted for a penalty try but Leinster just about survived.

Tommy Bowe hurtled through midfield soon after, linking with Paddy Jackson, and a raid out to the right almost led to a Diack try - Sexton and company doing just enough to hold him up.

Ulster kept knocking on the door and deservedly got off the mark in the 24th minute, Pienaar curling a penalty over after a robust Nick Williams charge.

On the half hour, Ulster had a let-off when Sexton missed a kickable penalty awarded for Chris Henry interfering with Boss at a ruck.

It was wholehearted stuff, the derby nature of the final leading to a suffocating breakdown area and some frantic spells of possession.

Pienaar's second three-pointer was sandwiched by two more Sexton strikes, the Racing Metro signing's final effort coming as the match officials missed a clear off-the-ball infringement on John Afoa.

Worse followed for the vocal Ulster support when flanker Diack saw yellow for another ruck offence, the resulting penalty seeing Sexton strengthen Leinster's advantage.

However, Ulster reacted smartly and made serious headway approaching the hour mark. A smashing break from Paddy Jackson led to Nacewa being sin-binned for pulling back the young Ireland international by his collar.

Pienaar took centre stage, quickly adding three points to Ulster's tally and the Springbok converted two more penalties - the first after a great kick chase by Bowe - to suddenly make it 19-15.

Leinster, though, struck a killer blow after Sexton found a terrific touch from a penalty. The ball was worked infield through patient phases and Heaslip, with the support of Devin Toner, powered over from close range.

Sexton was unable to convert and a monster effort from the talismanic Pienaar brought Ulster back to within a converted try with just 10 nervy minutes left.

But unlike a year ago against the Ospreys, Leinster did not falter late on and a second piece of silverware for the season was theirs.

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