A young Ulster side came out on top 21 – 5 against, international opponents, Uruguay at a wet Ravenhill on Friday evening.
Ulster (14) 21
TRY: Adam McBurney (2), Marcus Rea
CON: Johnny McPhillips (3)
Uruguay (0) 5
TRY: Gastón Mieres
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.
Gaston Mieres crossed for the visitors late in the second half.
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 Kessler, 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