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James Lowe scores his second try for Leinster. Ben Brady/INPHO
highveld hopes

Leinster to visit South Africa's Bulls in URC semis after 6-try win over Ulster

Leo Cullen’s men had too much quality for a gritty Ulster side in Dublin.

Leinster 43

Ulster 20

NEXT UP, LEINSTER take their trophy quest on the road to the Highveld of South Africa. Their reward for this six-try beating of Ulster in the URC quarter-finals is a visit to the Bulls in Pretoria next weekend.

Ulster were gritty and game, particularly in the first quarter of this match, but Leinster had too much class and took control as they earned a 17-0 half-time lead then finished the job in the second 40 minutes.

On a pleasant summer’s evening in Dublin, a crowd of 18,174 packed out the lower tier of the Aviva Stadium and made creditable noise.

Most of them were wearing blue and they had plenty of cause to cheer. It wasn’t quite a complete performance from Leinster but they were clearly the better team, James Lowe scoring a brace of tries as Robbie Henshaw, Jordan Larmour, Josh van der Flier, Ross Molony also dotted down.

Read Murray Kinsella’s full report on The 42 (€).

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