Click here for photos from Ulster’s Heineken Cup Pool Four victory in Treviso on Saturday.
Pictured above: Ulster winger Andrew Maxwell on the charge at the Stadio Comunale di Monigio. The 24-year-old was starting his first Heineken Cup game in over a year. Maxwell, an Ireland Sevens international, played against Cardiff last January in a pool tie. His haul of three first half tries against Treviso, scored on 3, 21 and 33 minutes, propelled Ulster to third win in Pool Four, but unfortunately, Mark McCall’s side could only finish third in the final shake-up.
Maxwell said afterwards: “It is just the sort of matches you dream of playing in. You know you are going to get a bit of ball and it is a nice firm pitch and playing outside the likes of Andrew Trimble and Tommy Bowe, you know you are going to get a bit of good ball and a bit of space.”
Ulster centre Andrew Trimble is tackled by Treviso pair Silvio Orlando (left) and Marius Goosen (right).
Ulster winger Paul Steinmetz carries forward under pressure from Treviso’s Alvaro Tejeda.
Ulster scrum half Isaac Boss tries to evade the grasp of Treviso forwards Marco Wentzel (left) and Hernan Mazino (right).
Andrew Trimble puts in a ‘heavy hit’ on Treviso winger Pablo Calanchini. Trimble earned a yellow card for the tackle in first half injury-time.
Paddy Wallace, who came off the bench to replace Adam Larkin at fly half and make his first appearance of the 2005/06 Heineken Cup, goes past Gabriel Pizarro of Treviso. Wallace’s 60th-minute try was his first in the competiton since December 2003.
Andrew Trimble dots down one of his two tries with Treviso full-back Brendan Williams in close attendance. The 21-year-old Trimble’s brace of scores were his first Heineken Cup tries.
**All photos by Andrew Paton of Inpho Photography**