But, after Tommy Bowe had responded to Cheetahs’ first score, Alan O’Connor, Stuart McCloskey and Charles Piutau all touched down while Henco Venter was in the sin-bin for Cheetahs as Ulster accelerated clear at Kingspan Stadium.
— Toyota Cheetahs (@CheetahsRugby) September 1, 2017
Edinburgh are one point adrift in Conference B began life under Cockerill with a 20-10 victory at Cardiff Blues thanks to Duncan Weir’s terrific contribution with the boot and tries from Blair Kinghorn and Chris Dean.
The Blues defeated Edinburgh in the opening round 12 months ago, but Edinburgh look steelier in defence under Cockerill and they regained their composure having seen Cardiff restore parity from 10-0 through Josh Navidi’s concerted score and a Jarrod Evans penalty.
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