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Leinster 24 - 11 Ulster Rugby: Fierce rivals prove too strong for Ulstermen in Guinness Pro 12 clash in Dublin

Ulster have lost out to fierce rivals Leinster during their Guinness Pro 12 clash in Dublin.

The home side proved too strong for the Ulstermen losing 24 - 11 at the RDS on Saturday.

Ruan Pienaar put the side ahead early on, landed his second shot on goal.

But penalties from Ian Madigan put Leinster ahead by the end of the first half.

When they returned to the field, he landed the game's first try - putting the side 16 - 6 in front.

Ulster secured a try from Wiehahn Herbst, but another penalty and try from Leinster put an end to any hopes of a comeback.

Leinster: Z Kirchner, F McFadden, L Fitzgerald, G D'Arcy, D Kearney, I Madigan, I Boss; J McGrath, R Strauss, M Ross, D Toner, M McCarthy, J Conan, S Jennings, J Heaslip (capt).

Replacements: S Cronin, M bent, T Furlong, K Douglas, J Murphy, L McGrath, J Gopperth, B Te'o.

Ulster: P Nelson; T Bowe, D Cave, S Olding, C Gilroy, P Jackson, R Pienaar; C Black, R Best (capt), W Herbst, D Tuohy, F van der Merwe, R Diack, C Ross, R Wilson.

Replacements: R Herring, A Warwick, B Ross, A O'Connor, S Reidy, P Marshall, I Humphreys, L Marshall.

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