Burleigh seals 1872 Cup win for Edinburgh, Munster see off Ulster


Edinburgh retained the 1872 Cup courtesy of a late Phil Burleigh try which sealed a 14-11 Pro12 victory over Glasgow Warriors at Murrayfield on Saturday.

The Warriors were beaten 23-11 by Edinburgh last Sunday and looked set to gain revenge until Burleigh showed a great turn of pace to go over six minutes from time.

A record crowd watch the two sides lock horns last weekend, but the national stadium was only open to 8,000 six days later due to safety reasons after the match was moved from Scotstoun due to a flooded pitch.

Mark Bennett scored the only try of the first half to put defending champions the Warriors 8-6 up at the break and Duncan Weir's second penalty of the match stretched their advantage to 11-6.

Sam Hidalgo-Clyne's third successive penalty cut the gap to two points, then Burleigh burst over to seal a victory which puts Edinburgh fourth in the table and left the Warriors down in eighth spot.

Ian Keatley silenced his critics as Munster ended their five-match losing streak by beating in-form Ulster at 9-7 at at Kingspan Stadium.

Keatley has come in for criticism from Munster fans, but the fly-half produced a man-of-the-match display to give Munster their first win since mid-November.

Two penalties and a drop-goal were enough to settle the contest, with Ulster's four-match winning run coming to a halt on home soil after Paddy Jackson missed two late penalties.

Victory for Munster moved them up to fifth place, with Ulster dropping to sixth after being 7-3 up at half-time following a Louis Ludik which was converted by Jackson.