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Cooney the hero for Ulster

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Cooney the hero again for Ulster as Warriors master Munster

Ulster and Glasgow Warriors triumphed in contrasting circumstances to make it two wins from two at the start of the new Pro14 season.

For the second week running John Cooney kicked a last-gasp penalty for Ulster, helping his side rally to beat Conference B rivals Edinburgh 30-29 in dramatic fashion at Kingspan Stadium.

Tries by Tom Brown and James Johnstone put Edinburgh in early control – they led 16-6 by half-time – but the hosts hit back after the break.

Will Addison and Cooney crossed before a stunning long-range try from Craig Gilroy edged Ulster ahead.

Simon Hickey kicked Edinburgh back in front in the closing minutes, only for Cooney – who signed a contract extension on Thursday – to hold his nerve with the final kick of a see-saw contest.

At Scotstoun, meanwhile, Glasgow Warriors claimed top spot in Conference A as a first-half flurry of points helped them triumph 25-10 against Munster.

Callum Gibbins, Stuart Hogg and Adam Ashe all touched down as the hosts cut loose in the opening 40 minutes, scoring 22 points without reply.

Munster were much improved after the break, Rhys Marshall scoring their solitary try, but a penalty from Hogg put paid to any hopes of a comeback.

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Cooney the hero again for Ulster as Warriors master Munster