Ulster suffer set-back in PRO12 play-off chase

Ulster's Ricky Andrew tackled by Glasgow's Finn Russell
Ulster's Ricky Andrew tackled by Glasgow's Finn Russell


An outstanding performance from Glasgow Warriors took their unbeaten run to five matches as they beat Ulster 27-9, while also moving them to within a point of their second-placed opponents in the RaboDirect Pro12.

Ulster appeared to have taken hold of the game with three penalties by Paddy Jackson in the middle of the first half but he had an important miss in the 31st minute and Glasgow closed the half with a fine try from Sean Maitland.

The conversion by Finn Russell added to his earlier penalty allowing Glasgow to go in leading 10-9 and they dominated the second half, scoring tries through Tommy Seymour and man of the match Mark Bennett - although his try award by the TMO was controversial as he never grounded the ball, with Russell converting both and adding a penalty.