Ulster were awarded two penalties in the next ten minutes and Humphreys who was the Heineken Man of the Match slotted them both between the posts taking the score to 13-0.
In the 17th minute Toulouse were awarded a penalty and Courrent took the three points, the only Toulouse points of the match.
Following some excellent defensive play from Ulster, the ball was released to Humphreys who sold a fantastic dummy to the Toulouse players and passed to Bryn Cunningham who passed the ball to Roger Wilson and in turn Isaac Boss who touched down for the second try of the day and a superb one at that. The Ulster team celebrated enthusiastically as the score reached 18-3. Humphreys shortly took it to 20-3 and the Ravenhill crowd went wild!
In the last few moment of the first half Andrew Trimble raced over the line for an excellent try, which had to be confirmed by the TV Match official, Humphreys slotted over the conversion and the score stood at an impressive 27-3.
Cementing Toulouse's miserable first half, Yannick Jauzion was sin-binned in first-half injury time for a tackle on Justin Harrison and Humphreys hammered over the penalty to leave Ulster 27 points ahead at the break.
Toulouse came out stronger in the second half but Ulster stood firm with some great defensive play and the score remained at 30-3.
Justin Fitzpatrick's 67th-minute sin binning allowed a welcome return to Ulster duty for Simon Best following his serious leg injury last season. More ill discipline in the second half saw Pelous being given 10 minutes in the bin.
Ulster pressed hard for a bonus-point in the closing stages without success but it was a mild frustration on a great day for Mark McCall's side.
WELL DONE ULSTER!!
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