United Rugby Championship: Edinburgh, Glasgow Warriors and Munster victorious | Rugby Union News

Edinburgh’s bonus points win over Cardiff Rugby takes them to the top of the United Rugby Championship standings; The Glasgow Warriors put five tries over Ospreys and Munster passed the red card to beat Ulster.

Last updated: 01/08/22 22:13


Munster’s Alex Kendellen goes on to score his team’s second try. Photo by Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile

Let’s summarize the action from Saturday’s three games of the United Rugby Championship when Edinburgh moved to the top of the table and there were victories for Glasgow Warriors and Munster …

Edinburgh 34-10 Cardiff Rugby

Edinburgh moved to the top of the United Rugby Championship after a comfortable 34-10 win over the Cardiff Blues at DAM Health Stadium.

Mike Blair’s side scored four first-half tries courtesy of Ramiro Moyano, Emiliano Boffelli, James Lang and Mark Bennett.

The Blues reacted after the hiatus, with Owen Lane crossing over for his fourth goal of the season, but were unable to breach Edinburgh’s dominance.

Cardiff played their last quarter with 14 men after both Liam Belcher and James Botham were taken away through injury. Botham received a long treatment and after the game the team announced that he would be evaluated.

Bennett’s belated second attempt put the icing on the cake for Edinburgh, which now sits at the top of the chart for the first time since the 2009-10 season.

Glasgow Warriors 38-19 Ospreys

Josh McKay scored his first try for the Glasgow Warriors by earning a bonus point against the Ospreys through a dominant display in the second half.

Sione Tuipulotu scored two tries and Cole Forbes also crossed paths, while the Warriors secured a 38-19 win over their hosts in Scotstoun.

Dan Evans provided the Ospreys with their only five points overdue, but Warriors co-captain Fraser Brown immediately marked his return from injury by going further to restore Glasgow’s dominance.

Munster 18-13 Ulster

A gritty cornered effort saw Munster overcome Simon Zebo’s early red card to defeat Ulster 18-13 at Thomond Park.

Zebo was sent off for a high tack in the 15 minutes and Ulster, with Rob Herring having been knocked down earlier, felt their first Limerick win since May 2014.

Two penalties from Nathan Doak, in response to a pair of Jack Crowley’s three-pointers, put the visitors ahead 13-6 until Munster recovered.

Inspired by Tadhg Beirne, the men in red closed the gap with a Mike Haley try before substitute Alex Kendellen scored the match winner with five minutes to go.

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