Ulster 10 Cardiff Blues 12
Ulster soon regained the lead in the second half with a David Humphreys penalty but the break through for the Blues came from a line out on the half way line. The ball seemed to be lost in the front of the line but it emerged for Mike Phillips to pass to Robinson who broke passed Humphreys. Stcherbina then broke superbly through two players and the Australian drew his man and timed his pass perfectly to give Jamie Robinson a run in for the line. The try was converted by Macleod but Humphreys soon kicked a penalty for Ulster and the game was finely balanced at 16-17. The turning pint in the game was in the 54th minute when the referee decided to yellow card John Yapp following a mass brawl on the touchline much to the delight of the vocal home crowd. Humphreys kicked the penalty to give Ulster the lead and they soon made the most of their numerical advantage. Ulster were awarded a scrum on the Blues tryline and a clever break and pass by scrum half Isaac Boss saw number eight Roger Wilson cross for their second try of the game, converted by Humphries. Despite some excellent breaks by Nick Robinson and Nick Macleod the Blues failed to cross the tryline. Rhys Thomas came close minutes before the final whistle following a quick penalty by Phillips but it was Ulster who clung on to their lead and move to the top of the table.