As it Happened: Ulster v Glasgow
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Read how Ulster saw off Glasgow in the Heineken Cup at a wet Ravenhill.
Heineken Cup results:
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Ulster 23-6 Glasgow
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But it doesn't matter, Ulster are through to the last eight after Northampton win over Castres. They are the first Irish side to make it into the knockout phase.
Ruan Pieenaar kicks for touch, failing to realise that the 80 minutes had surpassed so there will be no bonus point for Ulster.
Full-time: Ulster 23-6 Glasgow
TRY - Ulster turn the ball over and spread it to Darren Cave who manages to evade three Glasgow players and touch down. They will refuse the extras in the hope of that bonus point try. Ulster 23-6 Glasgow
Just four minutes to go and Glasgow have the scrum just inside their own half. Ulster just need to keep their discipline to see this out.
Pieenar's kick hits the post but that try should be enough for Ulster to qualify for the knockout stages.
TRY Wilson breaks away from the scrum and then Henderson fires forward. They are yards from the line and Jared Payne squirms his way past the last line of Glasgow defence to score. Ulster 18-6 Glasgow
There has been so many turnovers in this game and a poor exchange of kicking leads to Weir looking for touch following a restart. It gives Ulster a scrum on the 22 after the ball lands out of play.
He misses the opportunity, failing to beat the near post. It looked like a guaranteed score after the second scrum and as long as Glasgow are within a converted try, nerves with remain over Ravenhill. Twelve minutes to go.
Nick Williams hobbles off in another worrying injury concern for Ulster but the focus now is on this scrum. Ulster dominate and win the penalty when it breaks down yards from the line. They choose to kick for the posts. Pieenar with the chance.
Henderson returns to the action following his yellow, and Ulster have the lineout in the Glasgow 22. Maitland knocks on in a scrum just metres from the line, this is a big chance for the home team.
Penalty to Ulster as it looks like Strauss puts hands in with Ulster in possession inside the 22. Simple kick for Pieenar, the seven-point lead is restored. Ulster 13-6 Glasgow
Brilliant kick by Pieenar as he picks a spot in the gap and it lands just in front of the try line. Murchie's clearance fails to travel outside the 22 and the danger remains.
Paddy Jackson has picked up a knee injury and it looks like a change is on the way. Glasgow have the ball when Kellock claims an Ulster lineout. Jackson and Diack goes off, Wilson and Marshall are the replacements.
Weir kicks over with ease and you can feel the worry amongst the home crowd. Glasgow are growing in confidence here. Ulster 10-6 Glasgow
Prygos sees Ulster flagged for offside and kicks forward, knowing his side are guaranteed a penalty in front of the posts. Ulster claim the ball and the referee brings play back. This should cut the gap to four points....
And this could be a game changer as Iain Henderson receives a yellow card for stopping Glasgow getting to the ball on the ground. Henderson complained he had little option but the referee reaches for his pocket. Big chance for Glasgow.
Ulster are given the advantage after they lose the ball driving with their front row. Pieenaar's kick forward means Glasgow return to the origin of their attack, just past half-way. It is repetitive, extremely testing and at the moment Glasgow are coming out the better.
The home supporters try to get behind their team but it's Glasgow coming out on top again. Maitland does fantastically well to stay in touch when under pressure, and his wide win a penalty when Ulster come in from the side. They will break inside the Ulster half.
Finally, Glasgow get on the scoreboard with a 37-metre kick from Duncan Weir. It is richly deserved and Ulster know they are still in a game here. Ulster 10-3 Glasgow
Good play by Glasgow as Alastair Kellock leads his team-mates forward in the ruck, and Ulster are judged offside. Frustratingly for the visitors, they spill the ball in the next phase following the scrum, and Ulster take back possession.
The referee sees another a knock on after Ulster win the lineout 30 metres from the try line. Glasgow will try to work their way down the field.
Underway in the second period and seconds into the half, Ulster get a penalty as James Eddie is penalised. The home side kick for touch.
Half-time: Ulster 10-0 Glasgow
Jackson kicks for touch and that will be end of a tiring and fascinating first period.
Another knock-on, this time by Glasgow from that scrum, and Ulster will have possession in what should be the last action of the half.
So close as Andrew Trimble intercepts when he reads Glasgow's passing but unfortunately for the home side, Trimble can't get a grip on the ball. Scrum to Glasgow.
Weir hooks the kick wide and they've wasted the chance to get a deserved footing in the game. Remarkably, Paddy Jackson scuffs the restart showing just how wet it is out there.
Pyrgos is caught late after emerging from the scrum and the touch judge consults with the referee who speaks to Andrew Trimble for a very strong challenge. It is just a penalty but Trimble might be a bit lucky in that incident.
Pieenar's forward pass to Nick Williams leads to another Glasgow penalty in the middle of the field.
A chance for Duncan Weir to put Glasgow on the scoreboard but his kick from halfway falls just short of the posts. That is unlucky for Weir. Glasgow's commitment undoubted here but Ulster are utilising the conditons much better.
Jackson creates space for Wallace to kick forward and make ground for Ulster. A sensational break with five Ulster players involved ends with Craig Gilroy taken to ground around 15 metres from the posts. Glasgow manage to clear at the third attempt with the ball exchanging hands in the wet conditions. Manic and extremely tough for the players.
Another chance for Ulster as poor Glasgow handling again costs them dearly. Pieenar gets set from 40-metres but just misses the target.
Paddy Jackson's kick forward is spilled by Pyrgos in the middle of the field and Ulster set their sights on another score. Iain Henderson is unable to keep the attack going though as he loses control of the ball, and Glasgow are awarded possession in the scrum.
Pieenar adds the extras with another precise kick, Ulster are on the way. Ulster 10-0 Glasgow
TRY Diack makes ground from the lineout and while Glasgow hold off the next wave of attack, Nick Williams make the breakthrough and the try is awarded. A seventh try of the season of Williams, the first in the Heineken Cup. Ulster 8-0 Glasgow
Disciplined approach from Ulster as Glasgow are punished for coming in from the side in the scrum and they receive a penalty. The lineout eventually sees Pieenaar kick forward with Trimble hoping to win the race for the try. Pyrgos just covers as he kicks the ball out yards from the try line.
There was lot of pressure on the Glasgow back row after the scrum but they eventually clear downfield. Craig Gilroy gets undernath the long kick forward, he is eventually penalised when attempting to claim the ball from his punt forward. Glasgow kick for touch in this scrappy start.
Another exchange of penalties, with rain bucketing down in Ravenhill now, and it is making it very difficult for the players.
Paddy Wallace and Darren Cave combine to make ground into the Glasgow half but again, possession is lost in the wet surface and Glasgow get the scrum.
Ulster begin to turn the screw as Glasgow are forced to play the ball out inside their 22 because of the oncoming rush of players. The Scottish side recover to win a lineout just up the field.
The wet conditions do little to hamper Pieenar as he finds the target. Ulster lead. Ulster 3-0 Glasgow
Ulster can break up field as they win a penalty from the scrum and soon after Glasgow are penalised for holding onto the ball. Ruan Pieenar will have a penalty in range, this should be the first score of the game.
Strauss falls victim to the conditions as loses control and eventually Ulster are awarded the scrum.
Glasgow have possession outside Ulster's 22, the visitors will have the first lineout of the game.
Match underway in a wet and rain-soaked Ravenhill. It isn't silencing the home crowd who know their side could be the first Irish side to reach the last eight tonight.
Glasgow have 13 injuries tonight and are severely weakened, even failing to complete their substitute bench,
Ulster are strong favourites against Glasgow in an expectant Ravenhill.
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Ulster: J Payne; A Trimble, D Cave, P Wallace, C Gilroy; P Jackson, R Pienaar;
T Court, R Best, J Afoa, L Stevenson, I Henderson, R Diack, C Henry, N Williams.
Glasgow: P Murchie; S Maitland, A Dunbar, P Horne, DTH Van Der Merwe; D Weir, H Pyrgos;
R Grant, D Hall, M Low, T Ryder, A Kellock (c), J Eddie, R Harley, J Strauss.