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Ulster hammer Halequins to make challenge cup quarter-final

Apr 4, 2021 22:04 By Dave Hooper
Ulster hammer Halequins to make challenge cup quarter-final Ulster hammer Halequins to make challenge cup quarter-final
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Ulster hammered Harlequins as they advanced to the quarter-finals of the European challenge cup with a 57-21 victory in the stoop. Dan McFarland’

Ulster hammered Harlequins as they advanced to the quarter-finals of the European challenge cup with a 57-21 victory in the stoop.

Dan McFarland’s side were utterly dominate running in four first-half tries to lead 29-7 at the break.

Just seven minutes were on the clock when Stuart McCloskey ran in the game’s first try with Rob Herring adding a second on 21 minutes, either side of a John Cooney penalty, with Cooney adding two conversions.

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Sean Reidy scored Ulster’s ty on 26 minutes which Cooney converted. Jordi Murphy was sent to the sin bin on 31 minutes with Harlequins taking some advantage through a Tom Lawday, Brett Herron added the two points.

The resurgence was short lived as Michael Lowry got Ulster’s fourth try six minutes before the break.

Ulster were rampant in the second half with Rob Herring and Billy Burns both adding tries before the hour mark, Cooney converted both.

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Jack Kenningham scored a 64th minute try for Harlequins on 64 minutes, Herron added two points but it was just consolation for quins.

Alby Mathewson and Sean Reidy crossed the white wash on 66 and 69 minutes with Ian Madigan converting both to make it 57-14

Jordan Els scored crossed the line for quins third try of the evening, Herron added the two points but it all it did was give some creditability to quins as Ulster won out 57-21.

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Ulster will face Northampton saints in the semi-final at 8pm on Sunday April 11.

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