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How the Ulster players rated during bonus point win over Glasgow

Ratings by Jonathan Bradley

It was another Kingspan thriller with Nick Timoney sealing a bonus-point win at the last gasp - but how did the players rate?

Jonathan Bradley casts his eye over the individual displays:

Charles Piutau 8

In what could be the All Black’s last home game for Ulster, nobody carried more, or made more metres than the Bristol-bound star.

Ulster's Charles Piutau after his final home match

Louis Ludik 7

The South African is getting a run in the team and continues to show nothing less than 100% determination, Made eight big tackles off the wing

Luke Marshall 7

Made some important interventions during two separate passages of play when Ulster had to dig deep in defence.

Stuart McCloskey 9

His offload for Nick Timoney’s first score opened up the Glasgow defence while he was a consistent source of go forward ball for the hosts.

Jacob Stockdale 8

Developing a bit of an aura that freezes defences for a split second when he comes onto the ball. Making much better defensive reads too.

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Ulster's Jacob Stockdale tries to break away from Stuart Hogg of Glasgow Warriors

Johnny McPhillips 8

Assumed the 10 jersey in tough circumstances but, after going off injured last week, this was a composed showing for one so young.

John Cooney 7

Ulster’s player of the year in waiting was having a good game, and indeed provided all his side’s points, before departing at half-time.

Andy Warwick 7

Put in an 80-minute shift not so long ago so will have felt he earned his break with half an hour left. Worked hard during his run.

Rob Herring 8

Coming in for Rory Best, Herring’s work-rate was again evident as he racked up 16 tackles. Line-out put under pressure but didn’t crack.

Ross Kane 7

Was excellent last week and backed it up against Glasgow. Tackled well and offered himself as a willing carrier when required.

Alan O'Connor 8

A Gibbes favourite, O’Connor went about his business in the usual quiet fashion but put in an effective shift nonetheless.

Kieran Treadwell 7

Promoted into the starting line-up after Iain Henderson’s wife gave birth, he again had the odd handling issue in the game.

Nick Timoney 9

Has been one of the finds of the season and the strength he showed to finish both his tries were indicative of his determination.

Sean Reidy 9

One of Uster’s most unsung players, Reidy was again excellent here, filling up his stat sheet as well as a scoring a crucial a try.

Ulster's Sean Reidy scores his try

Jean Deysel 6

The South African has had no luck with injuries this year and again was forced off early. Disappointing sight after recent good form.


Clive Ross (for Deysel, 15mins) 8: Strong in extended showing

Paul Marshall (for Cooney, 40mins) 7: Brought tempo in an emotional farewell

Ulster's Paul Marshall with his children after his final home match against Glasgow Warriors.

Kyle McCall (for Warwick, 53mins) 6: Did his best to put himself about.

Rory Best (for Herring, 62mins) 7: Brought a calm head to proceedings

Tom O’Toole (for Kane, 62mins) 7: Scrums will be good experience banked.

Tommy Bowe (for Luke Marshall, 68 mins) 7: Made one huge hit off his wing.

Angus Curtis (for McPhillips, 72mins) 7: Only on for short time but looked good.

Robbie Diack (for Treadwell, 76 mins) 6: Involved in a limited cameo but made it known he was on the pitch

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