Harlequins 21 – 57 Ulster

Ulster ran in eight tries towards a younger and inexperienced Harlequins aspect to make the quarter-finals of the Problem Cup

Final Up to date: 04/04/21 10:16pm

Eric O’Sullivan of Ulster celebrates

Ulster will play Northampton within the quarter-finals of the European Rugby Problem Cup subsequent weekend after a thumping 57-21 victory over Harlequins at The Stoop.

The Irish provincial aspect ran in 4 tries within the first half and 4 within the second as they overwhelmed a younger and inexperienced Quins aspect.

The primary attempt got here contained in the opening 10 minutes as a break from Robert Baloucoune ended with Stuart McCloskey powering over.

It was transformed by John Cooney, who added a penalty earlier than Ulster crossed for 2 extra tries in fast succession. Each got here from driving mauls as Quins’ defence crumbled, Rob Herring and Sean Reidy touching down.

Jacob Stockdale looks to get past  Nathan Earle

Jacob Stockdale seems to get previous Nathan Earle

Cooney transformed each to increase the result in 24-0 with lower than half an hour gone.

Tom Lawday obtained the hosts on the board with a attempt after Jordi Murphy had been despatched to the sin bin however Ulster grabbed their fourth quickly after, Michael Lowry pouncing on a poor clearance.

It was 29-7 on the break, and the lead was prolonged shortly earlier than the hour mark as a driving maul once more paid dividends, Herring scoring his second attempt to Cooney changing.

Subsequent to cross the road was Billy Burns from an interception and, after Jack Kenningham had scored a second attempt for Quins, Alby Mathewson and Cooney’s conversion introduced up Ulster’s half-century.

 Michael Lowry of Ulster on the way to scoring his side's fourth try

Michael Lowry of Ulster on the way in which to scoring his aspect’s fourth attempt

The TMO took a have a look at Ulster’s eighth attempt however determined an inside go got here off the fingers of a Harlequins gamers as Reidy went over for his second.

It was a depressing evening for the hosts however they no less than had the ultimate say, Jordan Els grabbing his first attempt for the membership.

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