Home team Away Team

Ulster

  • Penalty, Wilson, Pienaar, Payne (2), Gilroy,
    Penalty goals: O'Connor,
    Conversions: Pienaar (6),
45 - 20

Edinburgh

  • Brown (2),
    Penalty goals: Hunter (2),
    Conversions: Hunter (2),
  • Guinness PRO12
  • 2nd Nov 2012
  • KO 19:05
  • Ground: Ravenhill, Belfast
  • Att: 11,078

RaboDirect PRO12: Unbeaten leaders Ulster see off Edinburgh

Last updated: 2nd November 2012   Subscribe to RSS Feed

ruan pienaar

Ruan Pienaar: a try and six conversions for the unbeaten leaders

Ulster fullback Jared Payne l breaks the tackle of Glasgow number 8 Ryan Wilson

Jared Payne: two tries for Ulster

Related links

Teams

RaboDirect PRO12 leaders Ulster claimed a seventh straight victory with a 45-20 bonus-point win over Edinburgh at Ravenhill.

Jared Payne scored two of Ulster's six tries as they moved four points clear at the top of the standings.

Ulster made an error-strewn start and it was little surprise that the visitors took the lead when winger Tom Brown crossed in the left corner after only 10 minutes, following Paul Marshall's fumble on Ulster's put-in.

Gregor Hunter's conversion was good and though Niall O'Connor - on as a blood replacement for Ruan Pienaar - slotted a penalty shortly afterwards, Hunter's 19th minute penalty saw Edinburgh deservedly lead 10-3.

Ulster responded when Roger Wilson stole an Edinburgh lineout. They swept up the field and after Chris Cochrane was denied in the left corner from a Jared Payne chip through, a penalty try was awarded after the third re-set.

Pienaar converted to level the scores and then did so again as he helped launch an immediate Ulster counter from the re-start, which saw the impressive Craig Gilroy make great yardage down the left wing before he put Payne in space for the 30th minute try.

Four minutes later Hunter's kick was charged down by Pienaar who easily collected and ran in from 40 metres before converting to give Ulster a 24-10 lead and their third try in six minutes.

The Scots hit back when Brown barged over for his second three minutes before the break, but shortly after the re-start Marshall took a tap penalty under Edinburgh's posts and after he was taken high at the line, the ball was spun right to Wilson who scored the bonus-point try in the corner.

Pienaar converted brilliantly and Ulster now led 31-20 before, after 68 minutes, Payne dashed over for his second under the posts, while Gilroy finished the scoring with a try in the 80th minute which Pienaar again converted.The only downside to another fine night for Ulster was the sight of Stephen Ferris hobbling off in the second half of his first game back in a month, which will raise further concern over his fitness for club and country.

Sky Bet Odds:

Click Here for Your Free Bet

Guinness PRO12 Table

Guinness PRO12 Table - March 1 2015
Pos Team P Pts
12 Zebre 16 14
Forthcoming Edinburgh Fixtures
TimeFixture
Edinburgh
Saturday 7th March
Guinness PRO12
18:00Treviso vs Edinburgh
Saturday 28th March
14:40Scarlets vs Edinburgh
Sunday 5th April
European Rugby Challenge Cup
17:45London Irish vs Edinburgh
Saturday 11th April
Guinness PRO12
TBCEdinburgh vs Munster
Friday 24th April
19:35Edinburgh vs Zebre
Saturday 9th May
TBCNewport Gwent D'gons vs Edinburgh
Saturday 16th May
TBCEdinburgh vs Leinster
Today's Results
Result
Edinburgh
Sunday 1st March
Guinness PRO12
Cardiff Blues 21 - 15 Edinburgh
Friday 20th February
Edinburgh 17 - 20 Ulster
Friday 13th February
Edinburgh 24 - 16 Ospreys
Friday 23rd January
European Rugby Challenge Cup
Edinburgh 38 - 20 Bordeaux-Begles
Saturday 17th January
Lyon Olympique 21 - 19 Edinburgh

Experts & Blogs

Phil Edwards

Phil Edwards

Read the thoughts and opinions of Phil Edwards with skysports.com