Ulster then had a few moments of attacking play before Cardiff intercepted the ball and ran with it, thankfully for Ulster nothing came of it.
Some exciting play from the home team in the 23rd minute showed the class of Andrew Trimble. Trimble caught a great pass and managed to dodge a few Cardiff players to offload the ball to Bryn Cunningham who fed it through to Paddy Wallace who then ran over the line to touch down for Ulster's first try. Humphreys received some medical attention after a hard tackle and Paddy Wallace failed to take his point's tally further at the point by failing to convert the try.
Kevin Maggs had a great run and offloaded to Wallace who made the ball available to Justin Harrison who continued running with the ball and drew in three Cardiff players, he offloaded the ball and it travelled the width of the pitch and back with excellent passing play from McCullough and back to the promenade side before Rory Best lost possession, A scrum followed but Ulster failed to capitalise.
Ulster's Neil Best touched down in the 33rd minute taking the score to 13-5. Humphreys failed to convert the try.
Some excellent lineout play from Rory Best and Isaac Boss ensured Ulster retained possession late on in the second half .
Cardiff 's John Yapp was sin binned in the 39th minute of play and McCullough returned to the pitch in the 40th minute.
Half TimeMcCullough took the lineout well in the 45th minute and Ulster gained yards with a chip on. Ulster failed to secure possession and Cardiff were on the attack again. The Cardiff number 6 was sin binned following some ill discipline and some fighting on the pitch.
Moments later Andrew Trimble broke through the play and scored an excellent try between the post which Humphreys duly converted, the crowd went wild and "Stand Up for the Ulstermen" was belted out at a high volume.
Ulster capitalised on some awful defensive play from Cardiff and Andrew Maxwell chased the ball to the line where Bryn Cunningham touched down taking the score to 25-5, moments later there was a definite feeling of deja vou around Ravenhill as Andrew Trimble broke through the line and scored for Ulster for the second time in one night. Humphreys converted and Ulster lead 32-5 and secured that all important bonus point.
In the final moments of the game Wayne Evans of Cardiff touched down and converted taking the final score at Ravenhill to 32-12
The Bank of Ireland Man of Match - Neil Best
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