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United Rugby Championship: Ulster remain unbeaten and Stormers fail to score in Friday games |  Rugby Union News


Ulster have won four of four victories by beating the Lions at Kingspan Stadium; The Stormers were finally able to celebrate a victory by beating the Dragons at Rodney Parade

Last update: 10/15/21 10:33 PM

Nick Timoney scored two tries for Ulster in win over Lions

We wrap up Friday’s action in the United Rugby Championship as Ulster aimed to keep their unbeaten game against the Lions and the Dragons greeted the Stormers without a win…

Ulster 26-10 Lions

Two tries from back rower Nick Timoney gave Ulster four out of four bonus points as they beat the Lions 26-10 at Kingspan Stadium.

The victory put the Irish province back at the top of the URC standings with James Hume and Matty Rea also crossing paths for tries in a hard-fought game which saw Ulster lead 12-10 at halftime.

Ulster scored his first goal after just three minutes when a short line-up from Andy Warwick saw him catch up with Timoney, who had turned around.

Mistakes allowed the Lions to get back into the game and in the 17th minute they crossed the line thanks to Stean Pienaar with EW Viljoen, who also took a long-distance penalty just before the end of the first half, transforming to give the advantage to visitors.

Ulster regained the lead when a multi-phased attack saw Hume cross the line with a spare man and, after Will Addison was stretched early in the second half, as a result of Colliding with a Lions player, try number three came when a tap and go resulted in Rea passing.

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James Hume dives to score Ulster second try

Timoney’s runner-up got the bonus point for the hosts, followed by Nathan Doak who kicked off his third conversion of the night.

Dragons 10-24 Stormers

The Stormers claimed their first victory of the new URC season the fourth time they have defeated the Dragons in Newport.

The South African visitors were trailing 10-3 at one point and were not helped by Salmaan Moerat who was sentenced for a high tackle on Taine Basham.

But their pack became more and more dominant and the Stormers became deserved winners, with the Dragons conceding a number of penalties.

Leolin Zas scored two tries for the Stormers, while Manie Libbok added four penalties and a convert. In response, Josh Lewis scored a try for the Dragons, with Sam Davies shooting a penalty and a conversion.

After last week’s impressive 35-22 win at Connacht, it was a disappointing performance for the Dragons, whose case was not helped by the late retirements of center Jack Dixon and full-back Jordan Williams.

Additionally, they lost hooker Elliot Dee in the first half with what appeared to be a neck issue and that will concern Wales coach Wayne Pivac with the New Zealand national team clash in just fifteen days.

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