Ulster halt Edinburgh win streak

Ulster ended Edinburgh’s six-match Pro14 winning run with a 32-20 victory in the Scottish capital to keep their own play-off hopes alive.

Edinburgh have swept aside all in their path since losing to Glasgow Warriors in December, although they were beaten by Cardiff Blues in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals last weekend.

And they were unable to regain the winning feeling on their return to domestic action, with John Cooney starring for the Irish province with a contribution of 17 points.

With the exception of a second-half penalty try, Duncan Weir accounted for the sum of Edinburgh’s final tally, in a result that draws Ulster within eight points of their opponents in Conference B as the regular season nears its conclusion.

Ulster have three matches remaining – one more than third-placed Edinburgh – with an automatic European Champions Cup spot also on the line.

The Ospreys, meanwhile, strengthened their grip on Conference A’s Champions Cup play-off spot with a bonus-point win against Connacht – their main rivals for that berth.

The Welsh region ran in five tries to produce a 39-10 victory at the Liberty Stadium.

Dan Biggar kicked 14 points in his final home fixture before joining Northampton Saints at the end of the season. News wire is powered by opta

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