Ulster 24-17 Munster: Gilroy scores two tries as Ulster come from 17 down to seal bonus-point win
Ulster 24-17 Munster
Ulster produced an incredible second half comeback to see off Munster 24-17 at Kingspan Stadium and pick up a bonus point win in the Guinness PRO14.
The visitors led 17-0 at the break, but a red card to former Ulster centre Sam Arnold put them down to 14 men and Ulster responded with four tries to take the victory.
Munster had clearly the dominant pack, and that showed when Niall Scannell drove over two maul tries for Johann van Graan’s men early in the game to give them the advantage.
They could had been further ahead had JJ Hanrahan converted them, but he didn’t have to kick the third as the scrum won a penalty try for their dominant shove at the Ulster line.
It looked like the game was buried, especially when John Cooney had a try ruled out for off the ball interference, but the game swung the hosts’ way in the mid-portion of the second half.
Munster sub Fineen Wycherley was yellow carded, then Darren Cave crossed for Ulster’s first try and Arnold saw red for a dangerous tackle on Christian Leali’ifano in the build-up to it.
With two extra men, Craig Gilroy was then put over for a score by Cave’s kick through, and even with Wycherley back on it didn’t stop Gilroy putting Ulster ahead with his second seven minutes from time.
And they got that bonus point with the last play, winger Rob Lyttle put away by Rob Herring to score in the corner to cap an unbelievable turnaround.
Here's the game as it happened:
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