Ulster See Off Leicester To Make Quarter-Final

Ulster have qualified for the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup after a 14-13 victory over Leicester at Welford Road.

Marty Moore and Robert Baloucoune scored the tries for Ulster who finish second in Pool four behind Racing 92.

Dan McFarland’s side began the game knowing a losing bonus point defeat, however they trailed Leicester by 10-0 at half-time.

In fact it took 30 minutes for any scored to be registered, George Ford’s penalty nudging the hosts ahead. On the stroke of half-time Matt To’omua gathered Ford’s dink through.

The England out-half slotted over the tricky conversion to give Geordan Murphy’s side a 10-0 interval lead.

The Tigers dominated the early proceedings after the interval with Ford’s tap-over penalty extending their advantage, but the men in red eventually put together a period of possession.

Twice they turned down kickable shots at the posts and were rewarded just short of the hour mark when they rumbled over from a five-metre lineout, Marty Moore with a simple finish in the end.

Five minutes later, Billy Burns made the most of a flat Leicester defence and space out wide to chip over the top, allowing Robert Baloucoune to race in and put Ulster ahead for the first time in the game and secure victory.