The Ulster men led 10-5 at half-time.
A penalty from Dragon's Connor brought his side within two points of Ulster, Dragons 8:10 Ulster. However, Rhys Thomas' sin-binning minutes later allowed Clinton Schifcofske to stretch Ulster's lead to five points again Dragons 8:13 Ulster. Schifcofske kicked a further three points for Ulster on the hour mark bring the score to Dragons 8:16 Ulster.
Dragon's Jason Tovey then was given the chance to add three points through a penalty kick to which he duly obliged. Dragons 11:16 Ulster With Ulster flanker David Pollock in the sin-bin, the Dragons full back crossed the line for his second try after a period of sustained pressure Dragons 16:16 Ulster. Tovey missed the conversion but made amends with a penalty, a 78th-minute try after a speculative pass from Andrew Trimble went astray, Dragons 19:16 Ulster
Ulster lost the bonus point in the final minute, as Jason Tovey once again past the line for his third try of the game, and the conversion saw the score board at the final whistle Dragons 26:16 Ulster
Dragons: Jason Tovey; Martyn Thomas, Rhodri Gomer Davies, Ashley Smith, Richard Fussell ; Shaun Connor, Wayne Evans; Adam Black, Tom Willis (capt), Rhys Thomas, Adam Jones, Hoani Macdonald, Joe Bearman, Richard Parks, Lewis Evans.
Replacements: Steve Jones, Nigel Hall, Andrew Hall (for A Jones 65), Grant Webb (for L Evans 51), Phillip Dollman (for Davies 5), Kevin Morgan (for Connor 51), Rob Lewis.
Ulster: C Schifcofske, A Trimble, D Cave, P Steinmetz, S Danielli, I Humphreys, I Boss, T Court, N Brady, B Botha, E O'Donoghue, C del Fava, D Pollock, K Dawson (capt), C Henry.
Replacements: S Phillpott (for Brady 53), B Young (for Court 58), M McCullough (for Henry 64), C Willis (for Boss 48), I Whitten (for Steinmetz 45), N O'Connor (for Humphreys 46), R Caldwell (for McCullough 69).
Magners League rugby will return to Ravenhill on Saturday 7th March, as the Ulster men take on Glasgow Warriors, KO: 7.30pm. Tickets for the mid-table clash are currently on sale, and exclusive on-line promotional discounts are available for advanced bookings via the ticket link below. Tickets can also be purchased via; the Ravenhill Ticket Office, the Ravenhill Ticket Line 028 9049 3222 Option 2 and all of the usual Ulster Rugby Ticket Outlets province wide. Family concessions are available for this game; please contact the ticket line for full details.
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