Neath 15-34 Ulster

Ulster's Craig Gilroy goes on the attack against Neath at the Gnoll
Ulster's Craig Gilroy goes on the attack against Neath at the Gnoll

Ulster scored five tries as they beat Neath in Friday's pre-season friendly at the Gnoll.

Paddy Jackson landed an early penalty and a try, scored by John Burns after a run by Chris Farrell made it 8-0.

Winger Craig Gilroy and Robbie Diack added tries to give the visitors a 20-3 half-time advantage.

Neath fought back to just 20-15 down but Blane McIlroy got Ulster's fourth try and senior debutant Peter Nelson grabbed a late touchdown.

Ulster's final friendly is at home to Harlequins on Friday, 26 August and a week later they start their league campaign against Glasgow at Ravenhill.

Ulster: Peter Nelson; Michael Allen, Christopher Farrell, Luke Marshall, Craig Gilroy; Patrick Jackson, Ian Porter; Paddy McAllister, John Burns, Jerry Cronin, Lewis Stevenson (capt), Neil McComb, Michael McComish, Willie Faloon, Robbie Diack.

Replacements: Andrew Warwick, Callum Black, Adam Macklin, James Simpson, Ali Birch, Blane McIlroy, Stuart Olding, Conor Gaston.

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