Ulster remain unbeaten

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Updated: December 8, 2012

Ulster extended the only unbeaten record in Europe with a comprehensive 25-6 bonus point victory at Franklin’s Garden that all but extinguished Northampton’s Heineken Cup aspirations. Thats 13 from 13 in all for Ulster this season. Dan Parks was the driving force behind Connacht’s 22-14 victory as they claimed the scalp of French giants Biarritz in the Heineken Cup clash at the Sportsground and Glasgow saw their Heineken Cup hopes extinguished as they failed to get the bonus point victory they needed as Castres won 9-6.

Ulster scored four tries to stay top of Pool Four, with three wins out of three, while Northampton slipped to third place behind Castres who beat Glasgow 9-6.

Ulster inflicted a second Heineken loss on Northampton, with Jim Mallinder’s men will somehow have to recover from this heavy beating and win at Ravenhill in the return fixture next weekend to stand any chance of reaching the knock-out stages.

In the nights other game, Dan Parks kicked 17 points, including the conversion of Fetu’u Vainikolo’s early try, to seal the province’s second win in Pool Three.