Ulster too hot for Bath in Heineken Cup

Ulster proved to be too strong for Bath in their opening Heineken Cup clash at Ravenhill in Belfast on Friday night as the home side won comfortably at 26-12.

Ulster put together an impressive performance against Bath at Ravenhill in the rain against a disappointing Bath team that failed to fire.

Ulster’s flyhalf Humphreys controlled the game well as the Irish team is enjoying some improved recent form.

Timoci Nagusa scored the first try of the macth which gave Ulster a 10-6 lead after Ryan Davis had slotted two penalties.

Willie Faloon scored a try in the second half which extended Ulster’s lead.

Davis added two more penalties in the second half and he finished with twelve points to his name.


Davis’ opposite kicker Humphreys finished with sixteen points after he slotted a kick after Bath’s Andy Beattie had been sin-binned for what looked like dangerous use of the boot.

Final Score is is Ulster Rugby 26 (10) Bath Rugby 12 (6 ) 


Ulster Rugby
Tries – Nagusa, Faloon
Pen – Humphreys 3
Con – Humphreys 2
Drop – Humphreys

Bath Rugby
Tries –
Pen – Davis 4
Con –

Referee: James Jones (Wales)


Ulster Rugby: C Schifcofske, T Nagusa, D Cave, P Wallace [capt], A Trimble, I Humphreys, I Boss, T Court, A Kyriacou, B Botha, E O’Donoghue, R Caldwell, S Ferris, W Faloon, R Diack

Replacements: N Brady, B Young, D Fitzpatrick, N McComb, C Henry, P Marshall, I Whitten, S Danielli

Bath Rugby: N Abendanon, J Maddock, M Carraro, S Hape, M Banahan, R Davis, M Claassens [capt], D Flatman, L Mears, D Bell, S Hooper, D Grewcock, A Beattie, J Salvi, J Fa’amatuainu

Replacements: P Dixon, D Barnes, A Jarvis, P Short, B Skirving, S Bemand, N Little, J Cuthbert.



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