Ulster v Connacht: A delighted Dan McFarland after Ulster secure PRO14 semi-final against Glasgow

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Ulster secured their place in the Guinness PRO14 semi-finals with a 21-13 win over Connacht at Kingspan Stadium.

A 78th-minute try from Marcell Coetzee and Billy Burns’ conversion secured Ulster a May 17 date with Glasgow at Scotstoun in the penultimate stage of the Guinness PRO14 Final series.

Nick Timoney grabbing the northern province’s first try after 14 minutes in a tense knockout clash.

Ulster were ahead 11-3 at half-time after taking an early 8-0 lead and the hosts were never headed.

Ulster’s other points - on what was skipper Rory Best and replacement Darren Cave’s final game at the Kingspan - came from a conversion and two penalties from John Cooney.

Connacht, who trailed their hosts by just a point on two occasions, scored one try through Bundee Aki, with Jack Carty kicking a conversion and two penalties.

Marcell Coetzee scores the winning try for Ulster against Connacht

Marcell Coetzee scores the winning try for Ulster against Connacht

"It is absolutely brilliant," said McFarland. "We are in it to win it."