Friday’s PRO14: Ulster thrash Munster

Last Updated: 03/01/20 10:01pm

Jacob Stockdale and John Cooney were on the scoresheet as Ulster put Munster to the sword on Friday in Belfast
Jacob Stockdale and John Cooney were on the scoresheet as Ulster put Munster to the sword on Friday in Belfast

A recap of Friday night’s PRO14 action as Ulster thrashed Munster at home, and Scarlets squeezed a win at Cardiff Blues.

Ulster 38-17 Munster

John Cooney was again the star as Ulster continued their good form with a resounding five-try 38-17 hammering of Irish rivals Munster at the Kingspan Stadium.

The scrum-half scored 18 points from a try, all five conversions and a penalty as Dan McFarland’s side ran up another bonus-point victory.

Robert Baloucoune, Matty Rea, Stuart McCloskey and Jacob Stockdale also scored for Ulster.

Munster managed tries from Shane Daly and Niall Scannell along with two conversions and a penalty from the boot of Joey Carbery.

Ulster had led 17-10 at half-time after coming from being 7-0 behind through tries from Cooney and Baloucoune which were converted by Cooney, who also kicked a penalty.

They went on to cross the Munster line three more times in the second half.

Cardiff Blues 14-16 Scarlets

Cardiff Blues missed the chance to record a hat-trick of festive Welsh derby victories as Scarlets sneaked a 16-14 win before a sellout crowd at the Arms Park.

After wins over Ospreys and Dragons, Blues were narrow favourites for victory but poor goal-kicking cost them the match.

Leigh Halfpenny made them pay with three penalties and the conversion of a try from Gareth Davies.

Blues’ tries came from Owen Lane and Josh Adams, with Jarrod Evans and Jason Tovey each adding a conversion.

Source : Sky Sports