Ulster and Leicester are going to need some dip with all the chipping the sides did in their Champions Cup clash Saturday night.


England first five-eighth George Ford got the ball rolling with some right footed magic right before halftime.

Up 3-0 with time winding down in the first spell, Ford conjured some magic to give his side a boost before the break after stabbing a perfectly weighted kick through for running mate Matt Toomua to pounce on.

Toomua’s tightrope finish gave Leicester an extended buffer, but Ulster wouldn’t lie down easily and came out of the sheds firing.

With scores at 13-7 with less than 20 minutes to go, Ulster’s Billy Burns matched Ford’s first-half effort with an equally impressive dink over the top to winger Robert Baloucoune who raced away for what turned out to be the decisive try.

John Cooney added the extras to give Ulster a one-point edge, which gave the match its final 14-13 scoreline.


With the victory, Ulster moved to 5-1 in the pool and earned a quarterfinal berth in the Champions Cup, finishing second in their pool behind French side Racing 92.

Leicester finished with just one victory from their six matches, much to the dismay of the fan above.

Elsewhere, the kick and chase technique remained in vogue and at large, with Scarlets wing Johnny McNicholl only just unable to secure a spectacular finish after a close to perfect kick from winger Steff Evans.


Scarlets were eventually held out 46-33 in their defeat to Racing 92, who advance to the quarterfinals as mentioned.

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