Replacement hooker Rhys Thomas got the vital try nine minutes from time to earn the Welsh region their first success of this season's Heineken Cup. But Ulster had to play a large part of the game without influential fly half David Humphreys. The Irish international staggered from the field with a suspected fractured cheekbone suffered during Cardiff's opening try. Humphreys, who had levelled the scores with a second penalty early in the second half, collided with teammate Kevin Maggs as Tom Shanklin burst through to set up Jonny Vaughton's score. Two penalties from replacement Adam Larkin set-up a nail-biting finish but Cardiff's defence for once held firm to record only their third European victory in three seasons.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.