Rory aims to be the Best

Sun, 12 May 2013 10:13
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Rory Best admitted the closing stages of Ulster's Pro12 semifinal win over the Scarlets left a bitter taste in the mouth.

Rory Best admitted the closing stages of Ulster's Pro12 semifinal win over the Scarlets left a bitter taste in the mouth, but he's determined to make up for it by scooping some silverware in two weeks' time.

Ulster took their place in their first Pro12 final thanks to a 28-17 victory at Ravenhill, brought about by Ruan Pienaar's artistry and tries from Tommy Bowe, Robbie Diack and Tom Court.

Best and co did take their foot of their gas in the closing 20 minutes however and the Scarlets restored some pride with tries from Gareth Davies - who scored a fine solo effort - and Sione Timani.

Nonetheless, Ulster are into the final at the RDS where they will face either Leinster or Glasgow Warriors and hooker Best - who was named man of the match against the Scarlets - is determined to finish the job.

"We put ourselves in a position to get a home semifinal, we knew that the support would be massive for us and ultimately this was where we wanted to be," he said.

"We wanted to win silverware this year and this is our last crack at it.

"In two weeks' time we got to the RDS and we want to win, we felt this team was good enough to win something at the start of the season and while obviously we wanted to win everything, this is our thing now so we're delighted to be in the final.

"We had to try and exert some dominance up front because they have a very exciting back line and I thought we did that for large parts.

"When we look at it we'll be disappointed about the last 20 minutes or half an hour but ultimately we played 50/60 minutes of great rugby and we're into the final."

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Australia U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
Fri, 02 June 2017
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Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
NZ Barbarians v B&I Lions 07h35 Toll Stadium
Brumbies v Rebels 09h45 Canberra
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Sun, 04 June 2017
Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v France U20 07h00 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Australia U20 v Samoa U20 09h30 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
England U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
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Team P W D L Pts
Munster 22 19 0 3 86
Leinster 22 18 0 4 85
Scarlets 22 17 0 5 77
Ospreys 22 14 0 8 69
Ulster 22 14 1 7 68
Glasgow Warriors 22 11 0 11 58
Cardiff Blues 22 11 1 10 53
Connacht 22 9 0 13 44
Edinburgh 22 6 0 16 31
Treviso 22 5 0 17 23
Dragons 22 4 0 18 23
Zebre 22 3 0 19 19