Ulster secure bonus point win over Aironi


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Ulster 31 – 10 Aironi
Full time

Ferris (try 16min)
Humphreys (conversion 16min)
Tebaldi (Penalty 20min)
Tebaldi (missed penalty 36min)
D’arcy (try 40min)
Humphreys (missed conversion 40min)
Trimble (try 42min)
Humphreys (missed conversion 40min)
Marshall (try 56min)
Humphreys (conversion 56min)
Jackson (try 66min)
Humphreys (conversion 66 min)
D’Apice (try 78min)
Olivier (conversion 78 min)

Full time: Ulster get the job done as they nab a bonus point win over Aironi. They struggled initially however a strong finish to the first half coupled with three second half tries from Andrew Trimble, Paul Marshall and Paddy Jackson secured a 31-10 win
78min Fellow sub Naas Olivier converts 31-10
78min Sub Tommaso D’Apice goes over for a late consolation try 31-8
66min Humphreys converts 31-3 home and dry
66min Jackson goes over for Ulster’s 5th try. Sorry for the delay, had some technical troubles.
65min Robbie Diack and Lewis Stevenson on. Six subs now made for Ulster
63min in Marshall Ulster have one of the in form scrum halves in the game at the moment, unluckily for him Pienaar is at Ulster too..
56min Humphreys makes no mistake with the conversion this time
56min There it is Marshall who is barely on the pitch goes over the line after a quick tap penalty.. relief around Ravenhill as Ulster get their fourth try
55min Ulster still missing that elusive fourth try for the bonus point. Still plenty of time left mind.
Update Half time at the Stoop Harlequins trailing Toulouse 11 points to 3
55min Nevin Spence has also gone off due to injury – Paddy Jackson is on for him. Lot of changes in the backline there for Ulster hope it won’t have too much of a negative impact.
52min McAllister, Trimble and Piernaar go off. Terblanche making his debut by the way
52min Ulster make some changes as Stefan Terblanche, Paul Marshall and Tom Court come on
Updates Edinburgh have now missed a penalty and a drop goal still 3-3 with Cardiff
46min Toniolatti set to come back on
43min Humphreys misses what was a tricky conversion
42min Andrew Trimble gets Ulster’s second half up and running with his sides third try
41min Second half is underway
Update: Aironi are 9.2 to snatch a win or a draw here with Betfair.. OR it is a wasted bet after that 2nd try?
Updates: Cardiff 3 – 3 Edinburgh and Unbeaten Harlequins 3 – Toulouse 11
40min Humphreys missed the conversion Half time: Ulster 12 – Aironi 3
40min Adam D’arcy scores on the stroke of half time to put Ulster half way towards the bonus point
36min Spoke too soon…Aironi are reduced to 14 men with Giulio Toniolatti the man sin binned
36min While Aironi might be giving away penalties, they are not making it an easy game for Ulster
35min Tebaldi has a chance to make it a point game as Ulster give away a kickable penalty – he misses
30min Another penalty for Ulster, this time Humphreys kicks for goal but his effort misses still 7-3
28min Humphreys kicks to the corner from a penalty, might have been better going for the posts as Ulster loose possession
20min Tito Tebaldi converts a penalty to make it 7-3 to Ulster
16min Humphreys converts 7-0 Ulster
16min Ulster get their opening try of the night as Ferris goes over his third try in two games
12min Ulster yet to make the breakthrough here yet.
5min Nothing on the score board yet, its a cold cold evening in Ravenhill
1min We’re underway here at Ravenhill
0min Ulster are highly fancied for this one, but tonight is not about the win against a side who have yet to taste a victory away from home its about getting the bonus point that keeps Ulster in the hunt for a second successive quarter final spot.
0min Ulster are hot favourites to win with Betfair putting them at 1.03 to claim the win however this clash is about the bonus point and Ulster will need to be at their best if they are to justify the very low 1.02 on offer for a over 41.5 win

Line ups:

Ulster: 15 Adam D’Arcy, 14 Andrew Trimble, 13 Darren Cave, 12 Nevin Spence, 11 Craig Gilroy, 10 Ian Humphreys, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Pedrie Wannenburg, 7 Chris Henry, 6 Stephen Ferris, 5 Dan Tuohy, 4 Johann Muller (c), 3 John Afoa, 2 Rory Best, 1 Paddy McAllister.

Replacements: 16 Andi Kyriacou, 17 Tom Court, 18 Adam Macklin, 19 Lewis Stevenson, 20 Robbie Diack, 21 Paul Marshall, 22 Paddy Jackson, 23 Stefan Terblanche.

Aironi: 15 Giulio Toniolatti , 14 Sinoti Sinoti, 13 Roberto Quartaroli, 12 Gabriel Pizarro, 11 Matteo Pratichetti, 10 Tito Tebaldi, 9 Tyson Keats, 8 Josh Sole, 7 Simone Favaro, 6 Nicola Cattina, 5 Marco Bortolami, 4 Carlo del Fava, 3 Lorenzo Romano, 2 Fabio Ongaro, 1 Salvatore Perugini,

Replacements: 16 Tommaso D’Apice , 17 Alberto de Marchi, 18 Luca Redolfini, 19 George Biagi, 20 Filippo Ferrarini, 21 Giorgio Bronzini, 22 Naas Olivier, 23 Gilberto Pavan.


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