Rory McIlroy and One Direction's Niall Horan at PRO12 semi-final
Last Updated: 20/05/16 10:45pm
Ulster fan Rory McIlroy was spotted with One Direction star and Leinster fan Niall Horan at the PRO12 semi-final on Friday.
The pair were watching on as Leinster beat Ulster 30-18 at the RDS Arena in Dublin in the first of two Guinness PRO12 play-offs, with Connacht up against Glasgow on Saturday, live from 6pm on Sky Sports 1 HD.
McIlroy is currently competing in the Irish Open at the K Club - he lies one shot off the lead after two rounds.
Despite the 12-point margin, Friday's encounter was closer than the final score suggested. Leinster initially looked like running away with it after racing to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to an Isa Nacewa try and eight points from the pinpoint boot of Johnny Sexton, but Ulster fought their way back into the match.
Paddy Jackson slotted two penalties before Craig Gilroy crossed for a try at the end of the half to make it 13-11 to the Leinstermen at the break.
However, the third quarter belonged solely to Leo Cullen's side, as man of the match Jamie Heaslip and Sean Cronin added tries while Sexton retained his 100 per cent kicking record to stretch to a 30-11 lead with 16 minutes remaining.
Though Ulster hit back with a second try from Gilroy, it was not enough to book a place in the final.
Watch McIlroy in Irish Open action from 1pm on Saturday on Sky Sports 4 HD, with Connacht v Glasgow in the PRO12 semi-finals live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 6pm.