Published Friday, 12 October 2012
Action at Ravenhill on Friday night. (© Getty)
The province hit back after an early Castres penalty with a kick from Paddy Jackson after seven minutes to level the scores.
The home side took the lead minutes later with fullback Jared Payne producing a storming run before creating the space to send Andrew Trimble in a for a great converted score.
Jackson added a penalty and Ulster stretched their lead with a great individual try by Paul Marshall who chipped ahead before touching down.
Castres responded with a neat chip leaving the Ulster cover stranded as Marc Andreu raced in for a converted try.
Jackson then added a penalty as Ulster went into the break leading 23-10.
Marshall worked his magic again to dive over for his second try early in the second half.
The visitors closed the gap with good pressure leading to a try from winger Marcel Garvey after 50 minutes.
Ulster grabbed a dramatic bonus point try at the death with Luke Marshall breaking out of defence and Springbok star Ruan Pienarr racing in for a terrific score in injury time.
Ulster's next match is away to the Glasgow Warriors next Friday.
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