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Lots of takeaways from Ulster vs Leinster - and plenty for Andy Farrell to digest

Brendan Fanning


Rain descends on Ulster's parade at Ravenhill

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Robbie Henshaw (second left) is tackled by Billy Burns at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night during Leinster's 20-13 win over Ulster in the URC. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Robbie Henshaw (second left) is tackled by Billy Burns at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night during Leinster's 20-13 win over Ulster in the URC. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Robbie Henshaw (second left) is tackled by Billy Burns at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night during Leinster's 20-13 win over Ulster in the URC. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

We should have known this would happen. A week after Ulster tick every box in their demolition of Scarlets, in beautiful conditions and at top speed, the heavens open in Belfast when they’re next up for assessment.

Forget last season and Ulster’s double over Ireland’s best province, we wanted a decent stage to be informed and entertained. Ulster Rugby should petition Liz Truss — if she survives to Halloween — to throw another bundle of cash in the kitty: a roof for Ravenhill.


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