Botha, Diack shine as Ulster oust Scarlets

South Africans BJ Botha and Robbie Diack delivered outstanding performances in Ulster’s 26-16 Heineken Cup victory over the Scarlets at Ravenhill.

Tighthead prop Botha, discarded by the Springboks, scrummed powerfully and carried the ball well, while Diack put in a commanding display at No 8, contributing 10 carries, nine tackles and two linebreaks, to win the Man of the Match award.

There was, however, a more favourable result for Wales’ other representative, the Cardiff Blues, who held on for a 21-7 victory over Biarritz.

Meanwhile, the Sale Sharks blitzed French side Montauban 36-6, while England flyhalf Danny Cipriani kicked 20 points in Wasps’ 25-16 win over Edinburgh.

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