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Ulster's season comes to a shuddering halt as drubbing at Glasgow sends Best and Cave off on a low note

Glasgow Warriors' Tommy Seymour scores a try despite Michael Lowry of Ulster (INPHO/James Crombie)
Glasgow Warriors' Tommy Seymour scores a try despite Michael Lowry of Ulster (INPHO/James Crombie)
Kyle Steyn of Glasgow Warriors is tackled by Billy Burns of Ulster during the Pro14 Semi Final match between Glasgow Warriors and Ulster at Scotstoun Stadium on May 16, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Ready to roll: Adam Hastings of Glasgow Warriors and Ulster skipper Rory Best
Adam McKendry

By Adam McKendry

Ulster's season came to a fairly disappointing end as they were hammered 50-20 at Scotstoun Stadium by the Glasgow Warriors in their Guinness PRO14 semi-final.

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The visitors were comfortably second best in Glasgow as the hosts ran in seven tries for the comprehensive victory to send them to next week's final at Celtic Park.

It also sees Rory Best and Darren Cave end their Ulster careers on a sour note as they head off into retirement with the end of the season.

The game couldn't have got off worse for Ulster as they fell behind to a Tommy Seymour try after two minutes, with Ali Price adding a second score soon after and Adam Hastings extending their lead with a penalty.

John Cooney responded on the half-hour mark for Ulster with a penalty, but Rob Harley crossed for the hosts on the stroke of half-time to give them a commanding 21-point lead.

It didn't get any better after the restart, Seymour getting his second of the game to extend the lead before centre Kyle Steyn put the game to bed with a stunning team try.

Marcell Coetzee finally went over for Ulster's first try on the hour before Best was brought off to a standing ovation from the entire crowd.

But the game wouldn't get any better for Ulster as Warriors brothers Peter and George Horne both crossed for late tries, with Ulster managing responses from Rob Herring and Michael Lowry in a dismal losing effort.

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