12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
Ulster number eight Roger Wilson carries forward as Munster centre Trevor Halstead (12) gets set for a tackle. Wilson and his team mates wore black armbands in remembrance of former Manchester United and Northern Ireland soccer star George Best, one of Ulster's favourite sons, whose funeral took place in east Belfast on Saturday morning.
Ulster flanker Neil Best, with ball in hand, is hit hard by Trevor Halstead. Best has been in fine try-scoring form of late - bagging four Celtic League tries and two Heineken Cup tries to date this season as well as his first ever try for Ireland last Saturday against Romania.
Young centre Andrew Trimble getting downward pressure to his try - Ulster's opening seven-pointer on 14 minutes. It was Trimble's fourth try in seven league outings this season, which is only the 21-year-old's second in the senior Ulster squad. Trimble had an unforgettable last two weeks which included his Ireland senior debut against Australia and his brace of tries against Romania on November 26.
Munster scrum half Peter Stringer tries to clear his lines under pressure from Ulster hooker Rory Best and scrum half Kieran Campbell (right). All three players were capped during Ireland's autumn International series last month.
**All photos by Lorraine O'Sullivan of Inpho Photography**