Seven-try Ulster edge out Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth thriller
Southern Kings 36-43 Ulster
Ulster bagged seven tries to take five points in an absolute thriller against Southern Kings.
John Andrew (2), Sean Reidy, John Cooney, Andrew Trimble, Clive Ross all touched down before Robbie Diack got the all-important winning try. The scores had been 36-36 with four minutes on the clock.
Kings went 12-0 ahead early on but a Sean Reidy try kick-started the visitors and John Andrew then touched down to cut the deficit to five after a home penalty.
Another hosts try had Ulster 22-10 behind at the break but the visitors hit the comeback trail when Andrew's second of the game and a John Cooney try converted by the man himself, soon levelled the tie.
Andrew Trimble touched down and Cooney converted for 29-22 but just as quickly the scores were level.
Clive Ross gave Ulster a 36-29 lead with his second league try, Lealiifano converting for a seven point advantage. But with four minutes to go, the scores were again square with a converted Kings try.
Robbie Diack touched down the all-important seventh score and again Lealiifano was successful with conversion as Ulster held on for five points.
Belfast Telegraph Digital