Ulster reach Pro14 play-offs and leave Edinburgh's hopes in balance
|Pro14: Edinburgh v Ulster|
|Edinburgh (0) 7|
|Try: Barclay Con: Hickey|
|Ulster (15) 29|
|Tries: Murphy, Baloucoune, Lyttle, Burns Cons: Cooney (3) Pen: Cooney|
Ulster secured a Pro14 play-off spot and dealt Edinburgh’s end of season aspirations a huge blow with a bonus-point win at Murrayfield.
The visitors coasted to a 15-0 lead at the break thanks to tries from Jordi Murphy and Robert Baloucoune.
Winger Rob Lyttle powered over to extend the advantage before John Barclay scored a consolation.
Billy Burns crossed for the four-try bonus as Ulster secured second spot in Conference B.
The defeat means Edinburgh will have to beat rivals Glasgow at Scotstoun in two weeks, and hope Benetton lose to Zebre, to clinch the final play-off spot.
More to follow.
Edinburgh: Graham; Hoyland, Bennett, Scott, van der Merwe; van der Walt, Pyrgos; Schoeman, McInally (capt), WP Nel, Toolis, Gilchrist, Bradbury, Watson, Mata.
Replacements: Ford, Dell, Berghan, Hunter-Hill, Barclay, Shiel, Hickey, G Taylor.
Ulster: J Stockdale, R Baloucoune, L Marshall, S McCloskey, R Lyttle; B Burns, J Cooney; E O’Sullivan, R Herring, M Moore, I Henderson (capt), K Treadwell, N Timoney, J Murphy, M Coetzee.
Replacements: J Andrew, A Warwick, R Kane, A O’Connor, S Reidy, D Shanahan, P Nelson, A Kernohan.