Trimble and Pienaar combine to clinch home semi-final for Ulster

Cardiff Blues looked to spoil the party at Ravenhill but Mark Anscombe’s men were having none of it.

Andrew Trimble scored two tries for Ulster.
Andrew Trimble scored two tries for Ulster.
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ULSTER SECURED A home Pro12 semi-final thanks to a four-try performance and masterful displays from Ruan Pienaar and Andrew Trimble.

Trailing 13-10 at the break, the home side roared into life in the second-half. A couple of superbly taken tries from Trimble, added to Pienaar’s snipe try in the first-half, put them in front and they never looked back.

The bonus point win, and a Ravenhill semi-final against Scarlets was secured in the final minutes as Robbie Diack powered over for a score in his 100th game for the province. The game finished 37-13 on a night when hooker Rory Best, gutted to miss out on Lions selection, was given a warm reception from the home fans.

With Leinster in the other semi-final, against Glasgow, the Irish provinces are on a collision course for a 25 May Final at the RDS.

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