Ulster Player Ratings: Ospreys all but end the northern province's season
It finished 24-1018:54 Saturday 29 April 2017, 18:54 29 Apr 2017
Ulster's season came to a disappointing conclusion in Wales on Saturday after a 24-10 defeat to the Ospreys.
They still have a mathematical chance of making the play-offs but their season is over in all likelihood.
We rate Less Kiss' men after defeat in Wales:
Craig Gilroy - 6
A threat whenever he got the ball. A pity he didn't get it more.
Andrew Trimble - 6
Tried to get his team going but it just wouldn't click.
Luke Marshall - 6
Could never really get into the game but did little wrong either.
Stuart McCloskey - 7
Ulster's best player. Made the hard yards whenever he got the ball. Surprsing to see him go off so early (unless injured).
Charles Piutau - 5
Very quiet game by his high standards. Looked disinterested for most of the match.
Ulster's Charles Piutau. Image: ©INPHO/CameraSport/Simon King
Paddy Jackson - 7
Tried to get his team going and attakced the gain line throughout.
Ulster's Paddy Jackson is tackled by Kieron Fonotia. Image: ©INPHO/CameraSport/Simon King
Ruan Pienaar - N/A
Off injured early.
Andrew Warwick - 6
Got about the field and made a brilliant break on 52 minutes.
Rory Best - 7
Struggled at times with his line-out throwing but worked tirelessly around the park.
Wiehahn Herbst - 5
Endured a tough afternoon in the scrum but made the hard yards when called upon.
K Treadwell - 6
Industrious display in the face of constant pressure from the Ospreys.
Alan O'Connor - 6
Like his second row partner, got through a mountain of work.
Iain Henderson - 6
Gave away a sloppy penalty early on but grew into the game.
Sean Reidy - 5
Outplayed by his opposite number as Tipuric owned the breakdown areas.
Robbie Diack - 5
Fairly anonymous display throughout. Needed a big game to keep Ulster's season alive but didn't deliver.
Ulster's Robbie Diack with James King of the Ospreys. Image: ©INPHO/CameraSport/Simon King
Bench - 6
Jacob Stockdale's performance suggested he should have started while Paul Marshall took over from Pienaar effortlessly.
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