Ulster’s first hit-out of the season ended in a 26-15 reverse at Kingspan Stadium to English Premiership side Wasps.
The visitors led 14-8 at half-time with Peter Browne’s Ulster touchdown coming either side of Wasps scores by Craig Hampston and Simon McIntyre.
A Callum Patterson try helped nudge Ulster 15-14 ahead but touchdowns from Josh Bassett and Danny Cipriani saw Wasps fight back to win.
Cipriani finished with 11 points for the visitors.
Ulster director or rugby Les Kiss and captain for Thursday night’s game, Chris Henry, give some reaction after the match.