Trimble double steers Ulster to 14-21 win over Benetton Treviso

Andrew Trimble scored two tries 12 years to the day after making his Ulster debut
Andrew Trimble scored two tries 12 years to the day after making his Ulster debut
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Benetton Treviso 14 - 21 Ulster

Andrew Trimble scored a double in the first half as Ulster completed a 14-21 victory over Benetton Treviso in their Pro 14 encounter.

However, the Belfast based team failed to score their fourth try, thereby missing out on the bonus point. They are now positioned third in Conference B while Ulster, who gained a losing bonus point from the game are at fifth.

It took Trimble just eight minutes to get the visitors off the mark with a try and John Cooney followed it with a conversion. The lead soon doubled for the Irish side with Trimble once again going past the line, 15 minutes later and the conversion meant they ended the first half with a 14-0 lead.

As the third quarter went without a point, Jacob Stockdale strolled past the post as Ulster scored 21 unanswered points in the game but their desperate effort to secure a bonus point went in vain.

It took the home side, 63 minutes to get their first points that came through a touchdown from Federico Ruzza and fly-half Ian McKinley was instrumental in the team gaining a losing bonus point with a converted try while also adding the extra on the earlier occasion.

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