Sunday 18 February 2018

Ulster reach final

Ulster's Ruan Pienaar helped himself to 13 points
Ulster's Ruan Pienaar helped himself to 13 points

Ulster booked their passage to the RaboDirect PRO12 final with relative ease with a 28-17 victory over the Scarlets at Ravenhill - even though they only outscored the visitors by three tries to two.

First-half tries from Tommy Bowe and Robbie Diack along with another score early in the second half from Tom Court paved the way for Mark Anscombe's side to progress to the league's showdown while South African Ruan Pienaar kicked 13 points from three penalties and two conversions.

Ulster's cause was also bolstered by storming displays from Nick Williams and man of the match Rory Best while an eye-catching display from Ulster's sole Lions representative Bowe also helped the home side on their way. The Scarlets looked out of it for most of the game until late scores from Gareth Davies and Sione Timani made the score more respectable.

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