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  • Tuilagi,
    Penalty goals: Prydie (4),
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  • Trimble, Pienaar, Cave, Court, Payne, Williams,
    Penalty goals: Pienaar (2),
    Conversions: Pienaar (5),
  • Guinness PRO12
  • 26th Oct 2012
  • KO 19:05
  • Ground: Rodney Parade, Newport
  • Att: 5,057

Ulster douse Dragons' fire and stay top of RaboDirect PRO12

Last updated: 26th October 2012   Subscribe to RSS Feed

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Darren Cave: crossed for the bonus-point try

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Ruan Pienaar: 21 points for the Ulster fly-half

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RaboDirect PRO12 leaders Ulster claimed their sixth win from six league games so far this season with a 46-19 victory over Dragons at Rodney Parade.

The visitors ran in six tries to earn a bonus-point victory that leaves the Dragons just one place off the foot of the table.

The Dragons made a fast start and led 6-0 thanks to a brace of early penalties by full-back Tom Prydie, but Ulster struck back on 16 minutes when Ruan Pienaar made a break inside the hosts' 22 and offloaded for Ireland prop Tom Court to go under the posts, making the South African's conversion an easy one.

The game swung back the Dragons' way thanks to a converted try by Samoan centre Andy Tuilagi, before Ulster number eight Nick Williams' close range score.

Prydie's penalty inched the hosts back in front only for his clearance to be charged down by Pienaar, who dived on the ball over the line for Ulster's third try as the visitors led 19-16 at the break.

Despite a Prydie penalty early on, the second-half was almost all one-way traffic as Pienaar slotted over a pair of penalties to get Ulster underway again.

And it was all over entering the final quarter thanks to tries by centre Darren Cave, from close in, and wing Andrew Trimble, who intercepted on halfway before dashing between the posts.

Pienaar converted both for a 39-19 lead before replacement centre Jared Payne added the icing to the cake two minutes from time.

Ulster have now won all eight of their games this season - they are also two for two in the Heineken Cup - and look every inch contenders for a European and domestic double.

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TimeFixture
Dragons
Sunday 21st December
Guinness PRO12
16:00Dragons vs Zebre
Friday 26th December
14:05Cardiff Blues vs Dragons
Thursday 1st January
14:05Newport Gwent D'gons vs Cardiff Blues
Sunday 11th January
16:00Ospreys vs Newport Gwent D'gons
Wednesday 14th January
TBCLeinster vs Newport Gwent D'gons
Saturday 17th January
European Rugby Challenge Cup
TBCNewcastle vs Newport Gwent D'gons
Saturday 24th January
TBCNewport Gwent D'gons vs Stade Francais
Saturday 31st January
LV= Cup
15:00Newport Gwent D'gons vs Exeter
Saturday 7th February
15:00Newport Gwent D'gons vs London Welsh
Saturday 21st February
Guinness PRO12
TBCNewport Gwent D'gons vs Connacht
Saturday 28th February
TBCZebre vs Newport Gwent D'gons
Saturday 7th March
TBCNewport Gwent D'gons vs Ulster
Saturday 28th March
TBCBenetton Treviso vs Newport Gwent D'gons
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European Rugby Challenge Cup
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Guinness PRO12
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Friday 21st November
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Friday 14th November
LV= Cup
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Friday 7th November
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Saturday 1st November
Guinness PRO12
Ulster 23 - 6 Newport Gwent D'gons

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