Ulster earn victory over Leinster

Ulster earn victory over Leinster

Ulster secured a hard-fought 10-7 victory over provincial rivals Leinster in their final pre-season game ahead of the start of the new PRO12 campaign.

Interim Ulster coach Les Kiss saw his side go 10-0 up in the first half and while Leinster struck back with a converted try soon after the restart, the Ulster defence held firm as they repelled wave after wave of Leinster attack in the closing stages.The visitors found themselves in front after just two minutes when Jared Payne touched down in the corner after good work from Louis Ludik, with Ian Humphreys adding the conversion from a difficult angle.Humphreys, back with the province after a two-year stint with London Irish, added a penalty on the half-hour mark to extend his side's lead, but Leinster struck early in the second half with a try from hooker Bryan Byrne.As both sides rotated their players Leinster pressed for a late try which would have snatched the win, but Ulster held on for a morale-boosting win.CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)

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