19 Jun, 06:50
A single point separated the sides as a hard-fought 5th-8th place play-off finished in France's favour at Stade Henri Desgrange on Tuesday night. Check out some photos from Ireland's fourth IRB Junior World Championsip match.
Ulster's international contingent, who represented Ireland, South Africa and Scotland at the tournament in New Zealand, will all be back training with the squad from the start of next week.
With RaboDirect PRO12 games against the Scarlets and Connacht scheduled before the Heineken Cup opener against Clermont Auvergne, it will certainly be a busy time for the players who will have to settle back into life in Belfast quickly.
But next Tuesday evening will give Ulster supporters a chance to welcome them home and get autographs and photographs.
The following players will be available at the signing session:
Ireland - Rory Best, Stephen Ferris, Andrew Trimble, Paddy Wallace and Tom Court
Scotland - Simon Danielli
South Africa - Ruan Pienaar and Johann Muller
The session will take place in the Kukri Store, located underneath the Grandstand and everyone coming along will be able to take advantage of a brilliant '15% off all Ulster stock' offer on the night.
Parking will be available within the ground and the event is open to all Ulster Rugby supporters.
Meanwhile, New Zealander Jared Payne flew to England with Ulster physio Gareth Robinson to have the operation to repair the Achilles tendon that he ruptured in the province's RaboDirect PRO12 clash with Benetton Treviso two weeks ago.
A statement from Ulster Rugby confirmed: "The surgery went well. Jared will be reviewed in a fortnight's time after the wound has had some time to settle and heal.
"It is at this stage that we are likely to have a clearer view of the length of time required for rehabilitation and recovery."