A late try by Lee Thomas provided little consolation for Cardiff Blues as Ulster recorded their first home win in the Celtic League this season.
Fly-half Adam Larkin had a field day in the first half, kicking five penalty goals in as many attempts. In reply Lee Thomas kicked two for the Blues who also lost Deiniol Jones for 10 minutes fter illegally pulling down a maul.
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The Welsh stage of the Premiership Rugby 7s Series explodes into life at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park this Saturday - and fans attending a night of thrilling regional rugby will also be showing their support for the #StayStrongForOws campaign.
In its sixth year the Blues Cup once again showed to be huge hit throughout the region and is a great advert for the community game as each of the six finalists across the three age groups produced rugby of an outstanding level resulting in 14 tries.
Inspired Cardiff Blues enjoyed Judgement Day at the Millennium Stadium as they secured a tense 17-13 win over regional rivals Scarlets in a feisty and enthralling encounter in the RaboDirect PRO12 on Easter Sunday.