Ulster 38- Toulouse

Andrew Trimble’s superb individual attempt place Ulster in firm control at Kingspan Stadium
Ulster (17) 38
Tries: Williams, Trimble, L Marshall, McCloskey, Henry Cons: Jackson four, Humphreys Pens: Jackson
Toulouse ()

Ulster created a outstanding five-try rout of Toulouse in the European Champions Cup game at Kingspan Stadium.

Nick Williams barged over in the 23rd minute and Andrew Trimble then scored a sensational individual try to boost Ulster’s lead to 17- at half-time.

Man of the match Ruan Pienaar set up a Luke Marshall score after the break with the most brilliant of crosskicks.

Stuart McCloskey and Chris Henry added tries as Toulouse failed to score in a European game for the initial time.

Ulster went into the game understanding that a second home defeat in Pool 1 could have properly ended their hopes of generating the knockout stages but this bonus-point win reignites their aspirations soon after this brilliant show.

The sides will meet in the return fixture subsequent Sunday in France.

Far more to adhere to.


Ulster: Louis Ludik Andrew Trimble, Luke Marshall, Stuart McCloskey, Craig Gilroy Paddy Jackson, Ruan Pienaar Kyle McCall, Rory Best, Wiehahn Herbst, Alan O’Connor, Franco Van Der Merwe, Robbie Diack, Chris Henry, Nick Williams

Replacements: Rob Herring, Andy Warwick, Ricky Lutton, Clive Ross, Roger Wilson, Paul Marshall, Ian Humphreys, Rory Scholes.

Toulouse: Clément Poitrenaud Vincent Clerc, Gael Fickou, Toby Flood, Arthur Bonneval Luke McAlister, Sébastien Bézy Vasil Kakovin, Corey Flynn, Census Johnston, Yoann Maestri, Joe Tekori, Yacouba Camara, Thierry Dusautoir, Louis Picamoles

Replacements: Julien Marchand, Cyril Baille, Dorian Aldegheri, Edwin Maka, Gregory Lamboley, Gillian Galan, Jean-Marc Doussain, Alexis Palisson.