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Olding scores on return as Ulster claim vital bonus-point win

Les Kiss’ side kept their PRO12 playoff hopes alive after they claimed a maximum five points in Italy.

Scrum-half Paul Marshall spots a gap.
Scrum-half Paul Marshall spots a gap.
Image: Matteo Ciambelli/INPHO

Benetton Treviso 13

Ulster 32

ULSTER PUT THEIR European disappointment to one side with a bonus-point victory against Benetton Treviso in Italy today.

Stuart Olding scored a try on his return to the side as Les Kiss’ charges chalked up a 32-13 PRO12 win against the Italians. It was the centre’s first appearance for the senior side in 10 months following a serious knee injury.

Centre Darren Cave, winger Rory Scholes and flanker Sean Reidy also touched down for the northern province who needed the five-point win to stay in contention for the playoffs.

Ian Humphreys kicked two penalties in a tight first half but Ulster were pegged back by a brace of scores from the boot of Jayden Hayward.

But once Reidy breached Treviso’s tryline, Ulster kicked into another gear.

Cave went over soon afterwards after some excellent work from the pack, who were dominant throughout, before a Scholes intercept try and Olding’s score put the game out of sight.

Braam Steyn scored late on for the hosts but it was solely a consolation at that point.

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