Click here for photos from Ulster’s Celtic League victory over Glasgow Warriors at Firhill on Saturday.
Pictured above: Ulster’s David Humphreys, who kicked five penalties and a conversion against Glasgow to take his Celtic League tally for the season up to 179 points. The 34-year-old has scored the most points in League history – 571 – just two ahead of Ospreys centre Gavin Henson.
Former Australian lock Justin Harrison claims a lineout for Ulster, ahead of Glasgow’s James Eddie. Harrison, who turns 32 today (April 20), scored his second League try at Firhill last weekend.
Ireland lock Matt McCullough grabs a lineout ball under pressure from Glasgow’s James Eddie.
Ulster coach Mark McCall said after his side’s sixth consecutive win in the League: “I know we have got a really good team and I know we have got a team who set their standards highers than we achieved against Glasgow.
“But we are in a great position (in second in the table). We have got a game in hand and four points coming (for a free weekend), so we are right up there.
“It makes May very exciting. We have two home games to come (against Cardiff and the Borders) with hopefully packed houses at Ravenhill to put ourselves really in sight for a tilt at the title.”
Ulster have a free weekend on April 28/29 – their next game is at home to Cardif on Friday, May 5 (Ravenhill, kick-off 9.00pm).
Ulster centre Jonny Bell gets to grips with Glasgow’s Scottish international winger Rory Lamont.
Glasgow number 8 and captain Jon Petrie tries to break through the tackle of Ulster flanker Neil Best.
Having watched his side fall away at Firhill after leading 18-3 at half time, McCall said: “We all know we will have to play way better than that if we are to beat Cardiff, the Borders, Llanelli and the Ospreys.
“Having said that, our first half performance was good. We got ourselves into a really comfortable position with two tries with the prospect of pushing on for a bonus point victory. But the frustration is that this has happened in other games and we haven’t been able to press home that advantage.”
Disappointed Glasgow players Craig Hamilton, Rory Lamont and Andrew Wilson trudge off after their fourth straight defeat since their 26-20 win over Munster at Thomond Park. It was a seventh loss in eight Celtic League games for Sean Lineen’s Glasgow outfit.
Warriors prop Kevin Tkachuk reflects on what might have been.
Canada team captain Tkachuk, who recently signed a two-year extension to his contract with Glasgow, is one of four players – John Beattie, Rory Lamont and Dan Parks being the others – up for the Warriors’ Player of the Year award for 2005/06.
**All photos by Dave Gibson on behalf of Inpho Photography**