Paddy Jackson's boot made the difference for Ulster at Kingspan Stadium as he dispatched a 77th minute penalty to see off a combative Dragons side and nudge the province to the top of the GUINNESS PRO12.
Ulster are back at Kingspan Stadium for their rescheduled GUINNESS PRO12 date with the Dragons. And with a run of home games to come, Les Kiss' men know how important this fixture could be in terms of building momentum through the Six Nations period.
Munster Rugby have confirmed that Duncan Casey has signed a two-year contract extension, Greencore Academy player Sean McCarthy has secured a one-year development contract and Ulster talent Sam Arnold will join the province on a two-year deal.
Ireland International Robbie Henshaw will line out at the Sportsground for the second week in a row after he was released from international camp to play for his province against the Scarlets on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).
Stuart Olding will make his first Ulster senior appearance in ten months when he lines out at inside centre for Saturday's GUINNESS PRO12 clash with Benetton Treviso at Stadio di Monigo (kick-off 6pm local time/5pm Irish time).
Munster are back in Italy for the second week running, bidding to keep up their winning form against a Zebre side that has already beaten Edinburgh, Cardiff Blues and Benetton Treviso in this season's GUINNESS PRO12.
Leinster boss Leo Cullen says it is an 'exciting challenge' for some of his young cubs as they look to extend the province's GUINNESS PRO12 winning streak by downing the Dragons at their Rodney Parade fortress.
Ahead of the Captain's Run this afternoon, Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has announced his team for the GUINNESS PRO12 trip to Rodney Parade to face the Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday night (kick-off 7.05pm).