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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Fri, 26 August 2016
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Pumas v Griquas 17h10 Kimberley
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New Zealand v Australia 07h35 Wellington
EP Kings v Western Province 14h00 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Blue Bulls 16h10 Durban
Argentina v South Africa 19h40 Salta
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Sat, 20 August 2016
South Africa v Argentina 30 | 23
Golden Lions v Griquas 24 | 30
Australia v New Zealand 8 | 42
Fri, 19 August 2016
Blue Bulls v EP Kings 49 | 35
Western Province v Free State Cheetahs 25 | 32
Boland v Sharks 20 | 41
Sat, 13 August 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls 43 | 20
Golden Lions v Pumas 68 | 26
Fri, 12 August 2016
Sharks v Griquas 46 | 24
EP Kings v Boland 10 | 28
Sat, 06 August 2016
Boland v Free State Cheetahs 16 | 44
Hurricanes v Lions 20 | 3
Fri, 05 August 2016
Pumas v Sharks 10 | 33
Blue Bulls v Western Province 45 | 26
Sat, 30 July 2016
Lions v Highlanders 42 | 30
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Team P W D L Pts
Leinster 22 16 0 6 73
Connacht 22 15 0 7 73
Glasgow Warriors 22 14 1 7 72
Ulster 22 14 0 8 69
Scarlets 22 14 0 8 63
Munster 22 13 0 9 63
Cardiff Blues 22 11 0 11 56
Ospreys 22 11 1 10 55
Edinburgh 22 11 0 11 54
Dragons 22 4 0 18 26
Zebre 22 5 0 17 24
Treviso 22 3 0 19 20