United Rugby Championship: Edinburgh, Glasgow Warriors and Munster victorious | Rugby Union News

Edinburgh’s bonus points win over Cardiff Rugby takes them to the top of the United Rugby League Championship table; The Glasgow Warriors put five attempts on the Ospreys and Monster red carded to defeat Ulster.

Last update: 08/22/01 PM at 10:13 PM


Alex Kindlin goes from Monster to score his team’s second attempt. Photography by Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile

We’ve rounded up the action from Saturday’s three games at United Rugby as Edinburgh moved up to the top of the table and there were victories for the Glasgow Warriors and Monster…

Edinburgh 10-34 Cardiff Rugby

Edinburgh moved to the top of the United Rugby League table after a comfortable 34-10 win over Cardiff Blues at DAM Health Stadium.

Mike Blair’s team scored four attempts in the first half, courtesy of Ramiro Moyano, Emiliano Bovelli, James Lange and Mark Bennett.

The Blues responded after the break, with Owen Lane crossing over on his fourth attempt of the season, but were unable to make real progress on Edinburgh’s dominance.

Cardiff played the last quarter with 14 players after both Liam Belcher and James Botham were injured. Bothham received extended treatment and after the match the team announced that he was under evaluation.

Bennett’s second attempt late put the icing on the cake for Edinburgh, and they are now sitting at the top of the table for the first time since the 2009-10 season.

Glasgow Warriors 38-19 Ospreys

Josh McKay scored his first attempt with the Glasgow Warriors as they earned an extra point against the Ospreys with a dominant display in the second half.

Sione Tuipulotu had two attempts and Cole Forbes crossed as well, as the Warriors took a 38-19 win over their guest at Scottston.

Dan Evans only provided the Ospreys with their five pointers of late, but Warriors co-captain Fraser Brown immediately announced his comeback from injury by going to reclaim Glasgow’s dominance.

Monster 18-13 Ulster

A valiant attempt to appear to the wall saw Monster defeat Simon Zippo’s early expulsion to defeat Ulster 18-13 at Tomond Park.

Zippo was shown a red card for a powerful tackle in the 15th minute, and Alster, with Rob Hering having been relegated earlier, felt Limerick’s first win since May 2014.

Two Nathan Dock penalty kicks, in response to Jack Crowley’s two three-pointers, put the Visitors ahead 13-6 until Monster recovered.

Inspired by Tadhg Beirne, the men in red closed the gap with Mike Haley’s bid before substitution-winning Alex Kendellen netted the match-winner five minutes before the end of the match.

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