Ulster keep their European Cup chances alive

Nick Williams

Ulster kept their slim hopes of qualification for the Rugby Champions Cup knock-out stages alive by beating Scarlets with a 24-9 bonus point win.

A late tackle on the home fly-half sent Scarlets flanker James Davies to the sin bin, allowing Ulster to take charge.

Ulster will await fitness reports on Stuart Olding, Wiehahn Herbst and van der Merwe ahead of next Sunday’s game at Parc Y Scarlets after all three had to be replaced due to injury.

Final Score Ulster 24 (14) Scarlets 9 (6)

Scorers

Ulster
Tries- Cave, Piennar, Bowe, Best
Cons- Humphreys 2

Scarlets
Pens- Priestland 3

Teams

Ulster: L Ludik; T Bowe, D Cave, S Olding, C Gilroy, I Humphreys, R Pienaar; C Black, R Best (capt), W Herbst, D Tuohy, F vd Merwe, R Diack, R Wilson, N Williams.

Replacements: R Herring, A Warwick, D Fitzpatrick, A O’Connor, C Ross, P Marshall, S McCloskey, M Allen.

Scarlets: Liam Williams, Harry Robinson, Regan King, Scott Williams (captain), Michael Tagicakibau, Rhys Priestland, Aled Davies; Rob Evans, Emyr Phillips, Samson Lee, Jake Ball, Johan Snyman, Aaron Shingler, James Davies, Rory Pitman

Replacements: Kirby Myhill, Phil John, Rhodri Jones, George Earle, Lewis Rawlins, Rhodri Williams, Steven Shingler, Gareth Owen

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