Home team Away Team

Ulster

  • Payne,
    Penalty goals: Jackson (5),
20 - 19

Munster

  • Earls,
    Penalty goals: Keatley (2),
    Drop goals: Keatley (2),
    Conversions: Keatley,
  • Guinness PRO12
  • 14th Sep 2012
  • KO 19:05
  • Ground: Ravenhill, Belfast
  • Att: 10,397

Ulster edge past Munster

Ulster overturned a half-time deficit to edge Munster

Last updated: 14th September 2012   Subscribe to RSS Feed

 Ronan OGara Munster October 2011

Ronan O'Gara: Unable to win the match late on for Munster

Jared Payne ulster

Jared Payne: Produced a man of the match display for Ulster

Related links

Teams

Also see

Ulster shaded a pulsating first Irish derby of the RaboDirect PRO12 season to edge Munster 20-19 at Ravenhill and go top of the table.

The hosts' blanket defence held out in a nail-biting last couple of minutes as Munster's 23 phases were repelled to stretch their winning run to three games.

Ulster fought back after trailing at the break thanks to five penalties from Paddy Jackson along with an excellent try from man of the match Jared Payne.

Replacement Ronan O'Gara was unable to win the game for the Red Army and Rob Penney's men fell to their first defeat of the season.

Ulster trailed Munster towards the end of the first half thanks in large to a couple of Ian Keatley penalties and drop goal.

Fight back

Despite the mini fightback, the southern province hit back as Ireland international Keith Earls scored near the right corner and Keatley converted to give Munster a 10-point lead at 16-6.

But Jackson managed to narrow the gap with a penalty just before and after the half-time whistle.

Ulster took the lead for the first time after a pulsating move saw Payne make the line for an unconverted score that edged them 17-16 in front.

Ulster's tails were up and a huge driving maul near the Munster line ended with visiting flanker Sean Dougall being shown yellow by Alain Rolland.

It was Munster who scored next and just before Dougall's return Keatley struck another drop goal to put them two points in front.

But Jackson's fifth penalty put Ulster back in front by a single point with 14 minutes remaining.

And to their credit the home side held out as Munster kept the ball for the closing minutes but failed to get any form of score much to the delight of the passionate home support.

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 Munster Fixtures
TimeFixture
Munster
Saturday 7th March
Guinness PRO12
14:40Ospreys vs Munster
Saturday 28th March
17:15Munster vs Connacht
Saturday 11th April
TBCEdinburgh vs Munster
Saturday 25th April
TBCMunster vs Benetton Treviso
Saturday 9th May
15:00Ulster vs Munster
Saturday 16th May
15:00Munster vs Dragons
Today's Results
Result
Munster
Saturday 28th February
Guinness PRO12
Munster 22 - 10 Glasgow Warriors
Saturday 21st February
Scarlets 25 - 25 Munster
Saturday 14th February
Munster 33 - 16 Cardiff Blues
Sunday 25th January
European Rugby Champions Cup
Munster 65 - 10 Sale Sharks
Saturday 17th January
Saracens 33 - 10 Munster

Experts & Blogs

Phil Edwards

Phil Edwards

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