Stockdale & McCloskey earn Ulster win over Wasps

From BBC - October 13, 2017

Two tries in two minutes helped Ulster to a scrappy European Champions Cup win over Wasps at the Kingspan Stadium.

Jacob Stockdale and Stuart McCloskey both scored in the left corner as Ulster came from six points behind to make a winning start in Pool One.

Charles Piutau haunted his former club by setting up both tries while two late penalties denied Wasps a bonus point.

On a wet pitch, Wasps had used their scrum dominance to lead 6-3 at the break before Piutau showed his class.

In a match littered with handling errors and turnovers, Wasps took advantage of their set-piece superiority to open the scoring after just four minutes when Elliot Daly converted a long-range penalty.

The home side were level 11 minutes later when scrum-half John Cooney made amends for an earlier miss with a straight-forward kick in front of the posts.

With Ulster's scrum struggling, Wasps regained the lead in first-half stoppage time when Jimmy Gopperth slotted a penalty earned by his pack.

Another Gopperth kick pushed the Premiership side into a six-point lead at the start of the second-half.



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