Ulster's play was characterised by poor handling skills and a defence which let them down after just the first minute of play when Scarlets' fullback Daniel Evanscrossed the whitewash for a try converted by outhalf Rhys Priestland and the outhalf extended the lead ten minutes later when he added a penalty after Ian Whitten was penalised for not rolling away in the tackle.
With this the final match of the season for Ulster, the players appeared to lack urgency and aggression for large parts of the first half. Llanelli made the most of it, though referee Neil Patterson needed the video referee to confirm their second try on 16 minutes, converted by Preistland. However there was no dout about their third score, winger Lee Williams stretching his side's lead to 19 points on the quarter mark.
Ulster's first half points came courtsey of a Niall O'Connor drop goal and a converted opportunist try for scrum-half Paul Marshall who spotted a gap from the base of the scrum.
Halftime Score: Scarlets 22 - 10 Ulster
The second half began in much the same way as the first when less than two minutes after the re-start, Llanelli secured the bonus point with a fourth try scored by winger Darren Daniel, on the end of a pass from his loosehead prop who drifted through the hole left in Ulster's defensive line by Niall O'Connor. Preistland added the extras to push the Scarlets 29 - 10 ahead.
As the second half progressed Matt Williams' side were in urgent need of a score but got a yellow card instead when No. 8 Robbie Diack was sent to the bin for cynical play, tripping scrumhalf Martin Roberts, right in front of the referee, as he endeavoured to take a quick penalty however, the scrumhalf got his own back a few minutes later, sniping over for the Scarlets' fifth try of the evening which was converted by Priestland. Scarlets 36 - 10 Ulster.
As the game moved to uncontested scrums the Scarlets heaped more misery on Ulster with a sixth score from Australian International No.8 David Lyons, converted by Priestland which stretched the scoreline to 43 - 10, though in the dying minutes of the game Ulster had a very faint consolation with a late score from centre Darren Cave, converted by replacement outhalf Ian Humphreys.
Final Score: Scarlets 43 - 17 Ulster
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