It will be Ulster v Leinster in the final of the Guinness PRO14 after a brilliant comeback from Ulster on Saturday to beat Edinburgh 22-19.
It was Ian Madigan that kicked the winning penalty which saw his team comeback from 19-7 to advance to the final. It was tries from Rob Lyttle, Rob Herring and John Andrew that brought them right back in the second half.
A deliberate knock-on in the final minute from Michael Willemse gave Madigan the opportunity to get the win for his side.
Edinburgh first half try came from a penalty that they kicked for the corner. This saw their captain McInally spun of the driving maul to get over for the first try of the match.
Ulster dominated play after that but did not manage to turn the pressure into points.
Early in the second half Graham got his try for Edinburgh after some brilliant work by Van der Walt. That gave them a 12-0 lead.
Ulster finally hit back after Graham tries when Lyttle got over under the sticks. It was Edinburgh turn again, this time Dean getting over the whitewash to extend their lead again.
It was short lived again as Herring got over for Ulster breaking off another maul.
This reduced Edinburgh lead to only seven points.
The penalties started to mount up against Edinburgh and Ulster found themselves again with a lineout close tho the host line. This time it was John Andrew who broke free from a maul to get the scores level at 19-all and five minutes to play.
With Ulster dominating play and they got their opportunity when Willemse tried an interception which was judges a deliberate knock-on.
Now it is Ulster to face Leinster in the Final to decide who will take the championship this year.
Edinburgh: Tries – McInally, Graham, Dean Conversions – van der Walt(2)
Ulster: Tries – Lyttle, Herring, Andrew Conversions – Burns, Madigan Penaties – Madigan
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