A young Ulster side came out on top 21 – 5 against, international opponents, Uruguay at a wet Ravenhill on Friday evening.
It was far from a classic, but given the conditions, the Ulster youngsters knuckled down well and did what needed to be done.
Captain Adam McBurney bagged a brace, finding himself at the back of two impressive mauls and Marcus Rea went over for the third with Johnny McPhillips converting all three.
Final score: Ulster 21 Uruguay 5
Ulster: Bruce Houston; Iwan Hughes, Stewart Moore, James Hume, Angus Kernohan; Johnny McPhillips, Jonny Stewart, Schalk van der Merwe, Adam McBurney (c), Tom O’Toole, Matthew Rea, Alex Thompson, Joe Dunleavy, Marcus Rea, Greg Jones. Replacements: Zack McCall, Corrie Barrett, Peter Cooper, JJ McKee, David McCann, Ben McCaughey, Graham Curtis, Michael Stronge, Clayton Milligan.
Uruguay: Rodrigo Silva; Leandro Leivas, Juan Manuel Cat, Andrés Vilaseca, Gastón Mieres; Felipe Berchesi, Santiago Arata, Mateo Sanguinetti, Germán Kesssler, Juan Pedro Rombys, Ignacio Dotti, Diego Magno, Juan Gaminara (c), Juan Diego Ormaechea, Alejandro Nieto. Replacements: Manuel Ardao, Matías Benitez, Juan Etcheverría, Manuel Leindekar, Manuel Diana, Leandro Segredo, Tomás Inciarte, Agustín Della Corta, Federico Favaro
Photo credit – Bob Given Photography