Ulster Rugby claimed an impressive 35-5 victory over fellow Heineken Champions Cup side DHL Stormers in their United Rugby Championship (URC) match on Friday.
Ulster, who won the 1999 edition of EPCR’s leading club competition, dominated the full 80 minutes against the current URC champions. Up 21-0 at half-time, Nathan Doak, Ben Moxham, Nick Timoney, Jeff Toomaga-Allen and Michael Lowry all crossed for the Irish province.
For DHL Stormers there was just one silver lining, with Andre-Hugo Venter’s unconverted try being their only points of the game.
It was a professional performance from Ulster, who built on their victory against Sale Sharks last weekend which confirmed passage to the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 despite losing their first three pool games.
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There, they will face the tough task of fellow Irish province and rivals Leinster Rugby in Dublin in what should be a tantilising knockout affair.
Meanwhile DHL Stormers will have home advantage in their Round of 16 game, hosting Gallagher English Premiership side Harlequins in South Africa.
In the other Friday night URC game, Heineken Champions Cup side Vodacom Bulls lost 37-28 to Scarlets in Wales, tries from Zak Burger, Stravino Jacobs, Cyle Brink and Janko Swansepol proving not enough.
They face a difficult away match in the Round of 16, with a trip to TOP 14 side Stade Toulousain.