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Ulster's 'A' team are shot down by six-try Leinster

By Michael Sadlier

Ulster 'A' were unceremoniously put to the sword last night by their Leinster counterparts who raced in for six tries at the interprovincial at Ballymacarn Park.

Just under a fortnight after Connacht Eagles also easily saw off an Ulster A side containing a core of experienced players, at Deramore, a much more callow host side were similarly dealt with in Ballynahinch which will be a major worry for the management ahead of next month's British and Irish Cup.

It started pretty badly for Ulster and barely improved thereafter with an Adam Byrne try followed by a second for the visitors when a ball was charged down by Tom Farrell who regathered to score.

The hosts did come back with a penalty try which was converted by Sam Windsor but the opening half finished with a Joey Carbery penalty which took Leinster A's lead to 13-7.

Things got no better for Ulster after the restart as the visitors went on to score four more tries.

The first arrived just over 10 minutes into the new half when Darragh Fanning got over and Carbery converted which took the scoreline to 20-7.

After that it was all about Leinster A crossing the line with Tom Farrell then dotting down for an unconverted effort before Carbery scored and converted his own score.

All that remained was further humiliation for Ulster as, in the last minute, Charlie Rock crossed the whitewash to complete the home side's thoroughly miserable evening.

Ulster A next play when they travel to take on Munster on November 4 for their final interpro ahead of the B&I Cup.

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