Ulster thump Harlequins to book Challenge Cup quarter-final with Northampton
The Irish provincial side ran in four tries in the first half and four in the second as they overwhelmed a young and inexperienced Quins side.
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It was converted by John Cooney, who added a penalty before Ulster crossed for two more tries in quick succession. Both came from driving mauls as Quins’ defence crumbled, Rob Herring and Sean Reidy touching down.
Cooney converted both to extend the lead to 24-0 with less than half an hour gone.
It was 29-7 at the break, and the lead was extended shortly before the hour mark as a driving maul again paid dividends, Herring scoring his second try and Cooney converting.
The TMO took a look at Ulster’s eighth try but decided an inside pass came off the hands of a Harlequins players as Reidy went over for his second.
It was a miserable night for the hosts but they at least had the final say, Jordan Els grabbing his first try for the club.
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