Ulster secure crucial victory over Racing 92

Jacon Stockdale has scored six tries in the Champions Cup this season

Jacon Stockdale has scored six tries in the Champions Cup this season

Ulster took an early lead through winger Robert Baloucoune who crossed after just seven minutes before Stockdale extended the hosts lead after 14 minutes.

Irish winger Jacob Stockdale completed a double in his side's win over Racing in emphatic fashion, scoring a stunning try in a similar fashion to his "Stock-chip" against the All Blacks.

Quick hands from Ulster spread play from left to right, and young Ireland Sevens worldwide Baloucoune was soon toasting his European bow with a try-scoring dive in at the corner, although Burns' conversion fell well short of the target at 8-0.

Kieran Treadwell saved a certain Racing try with a sublime covering tackle on Simon Zebo as the French superstars pushed into the home side's 22.

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Ulster had their second try after 13 minutes as Addison and Ludik combined well again to release Jacob Stockdale.

On Saturday, he scored a try midway through the first half before being forced off at half-time due to a leg injury. His trademark move of a kick and chase down the left wing and the 22-year old was in for his sixth Heineken Champions Cup try this season. A missed conversion left the scores at 23-15. A disgusting knock-on from Leone Nakawara deprived them of a surefire try moments later, before they put their next chance away just before the hour, Brice Dulin sliding over from a move generated by a lineout. A converted try from Olivier Klemenczak gave Racing a huge momentum boost as the game entered its' finale.

The French side thought they had the go-ahead try with two minutes to play but the final pass went forward, allowing Ulster to see out the final minutes and secure the victory with a successful Addison penalty kick. Second-placed Ulster are on 18 points ahead of of their final round showdown with Leicester Tigers at Welford Road next Saturday.

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