Sunday 8 December 2019

Olding on mark to keep Ulster in hunt

Treviso 13 Ulster 32

Clive Ross, Ulster Photo: Sportsfile
Clive Ross, Ulster Photo: Sportsfile
Stuart Olding, Ulster, is tackled by Ludovico Nitoglia and Alberto Sgarbi Photo: Sportsfile
Darren Cave, Ulster, celebrates with team-mate Rob Herring after scoring his side's first try Photo: Sportsfile newsdesk

Stuart Olding scored a try on his return to action for Ulster as they secured a bonus-point victory over Benetton Treviso at the Stadio Monigo.

Flanker Sean Reidy, centre Darren Cave and winger Rory Scholes crossed before Olding went over for the crucial fourth try in a clinical second-half performance from the Irish province that kept them in the play-off hunt.

In a tight first half Ian Humphreys kicked two penalties for Ulster with Jayden Hayward adding one of his own for the hosts to send the visitors into the break 6-3 up.

Hayward levelled the scores 10 minutes after the interval but from there Ulster took control of the match.

Reidy was the first to breach the Treviso defence and Humphreys made no mistake with the conversion.

Cave went over soon after with another try created by forward pressure in the Treviso 22. The Ireland centre took a short pass from scrum-half Paul Marshall to scoot over and Humphreys again converted.

Scholes then crossed to score with Olding converting before another spell of Ulster forward pressure saw the ball spun wide for Olding to cross.

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