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Snapshot: Paddy Jackson and Ian Madigan embrace as Ulster rattle Leinster

The Irish outhalves sought each other out after a frantic finish to this evening’s match.

(©INPHO/James Crombie)

ULSTER BEAT LEINSTER away for the first time since 1999 and the finish was frantic.

Mark Anscombe’s men were forced to throw their bodies on the line in an effort to keep Leinster at bay and ensure a 22-18 win that revives their flagging season.

Neither set of players could be accused of holding back and there was plenty of bite in the tacles and trash talk throughout.

This moment, captured at the final whistle, sums up the respect players on both sides have for each other.

Ian Madigan and Paddy Jackson, long-term rivals for the Ireland No. 10 jersey, sought each other out after the match to embrace and reflect on a decent game with a breath-taking finish.

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, RaboDirect Pro12

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Patrick McCarry

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