Harlequins 47 – 19 Ulster

Harlequins 47 – 19 Ulster

Champions Cup: Harlequins 47-19 Ulster at the Stoop, which leaves Irish province all but out with Racing 92 set to overtake them for the fourth and final last 16 place out of Pool B should they beat Cardiff in Paris; Bulls beat Bordeaux in South Africa , confirming progression for both

Last Updated: 20/01/24 3:55pm

Louis Lynagh scored twice as Harlequins strolled past Ulster to knock the latter out of the Champions Cup

Harlequins produced a 47-19 win over Ulster that keeps them in the chase for home advantage in the Champions Cup knockouts, and leaves the Irish province all but out.

Harlequins 47-19 Ulster

Louis Lynagh claimed two of four Quins tries scored at The Stoop, his first a sensational solo score that started on his own 22 and left four beaten tacklers in his wake.

It needed the stars to align for Lynagh to even get on the pitch as only an injury-enforced reshuffle hours before kick-off created a vacancy on the bench that he filled until Oscar Beard limped off in the 17th minute.

The injury-troubled wing stepped up and took his chance beautifully, issuing a reminder of his finishing skills with Nick David and Danny Care also tormenting an Ulster side that had otherwise dominated.

By the time David, Andre Esterhuizen and Will Evans ran in additional tries, the Irish province were a spent force knowing the win they needed to progress was out of reach.

With Racing 92 hosting Cardiff at home, an expected win for the Paris club would seal Ulster’s fate into the Challenge Cup.

Bulls 46-40 Bordeaux-Begles

Marcell Coetzee (two), Embrose Papier, Devon Williams, David Kriel and Willie le Roux scored tries as the Bulls confirmed their passage through to the Champions Cup Last 16 after home victory over Bordeaux-Begles.

Bordeaux themselves scored 40 points via Adam Coleman, Paul Abadie, Madosh Tambwe, Romain Buros and Tevita Tatafu (two) tries to confirm top spot in Pool A.

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